Herman Hugg

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Herman Hugg
Born (1921-01-19)January 19, 1921
Strawberry, Arkansas
Died October 2, 2013(2013-10-02) (aged 92)
Houston, Texas
Nationality American
Education West Texas State University, Canyon, Texas, and Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas
Known for Painting, Sculpture
Notable work Foxhole (1947),[1] Dear John (1945),[2] Forsaken Garden (1947)[1]
Movement Surrealism
Spouse(s) Minnie Beth Hugg[3]

Herman Elzo Hugg (January 19, 1921 – October 2, 2013) was an American artist, educator, and philosopher.[4]

Hugg was primarily a painter, whose works often included surrealist and spiritual elements.[1] He also created sculptures in stone and wood, and unique large-scale works of enamel on recycled metal.[2]

He was a longtime-resident of Beaumont, Texas, teacher at South Park High School in Beaumont and member of the Beaumont Art League.[3]


Early life

Herman Elzo Hugg was born on January 19, 1921, in the town of Strawberry, Arkansas to Edgar and Telia Massey Hugg.[3] The family moved to the Texas Panhandle when Herman was six years old.[5]

World War II

Hugg served in the United States Navy Seabees 47th Battalion during World War II in the Solomon Islands.[3]




[6] Six of his pieces were included in the Art Museum of Southeast Texas's show "Southeast Texas Art: Cross-Currents and Influences 1925-1965" on January 22 – April 3, 2011. These works are in the show's online catalog at http://www.amset.org/Resources/Documents/SETX%20Art%20catalog2.pdf on pages 51–54 as well as a short biography on page 110.

Listing of Selected Works



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 http://www.amset.org/Resources/Documents/SETX%20Art%20catalog2.pdf
  2. 2.0 2.1 http://www.hermanhugg.com/#!artwork
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/beaumontenterprise/obituary.aspx?n=herman-e-hugg&pid=167319075&fhid=10965#fbLoggedOut
  4. "Beaumont Art League to host Herman Hugg - Retrospective". Guidrynews.com. 2009-05-09. Retrieved 2013-10-04.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Arts life well lived and still going strong" (PDF). artstudio.org. Retrieved 2013-10-03.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Herman Hugg, Art Teacher - South Park High School". Southparkgreenies.com. Retrieved 2013-10-04.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Picasa Web Albums - Herman - Original Pain". Picasaweb.google.com. 2008-10-26. Retrieved 2013-10-04.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>