Hugo Pohl (1878 - 1960), "Close of Day", oil on board, 8 x 11.75", frame: 12.25 x 16"
Born in Detroit, Michigan, Pohl studied in New York City and in Paris at the Academy Julian with Jean Paul Laurens. He spent a brief time in New York and then was in Chicago for eighteen months doing murals for International Harvester Company. In 1918, Pohl built a traveling studio onto his car and toured the West where he bought a ranch in Colorado and in 1919, painted the Indians and landscape of New Mexico and Arizona. In California, he lived briefly in the yard of San Luis Rey Mission, which he painted. He then became Director in Washington DC of the Art league, spent more time in Paris, and then settled in San Antonio, Texas, where he founded and taught at the San Antonio Art League and was longtime active in art circles.