5/23/23) U.S. TEXAS
Hugo Herbeck, a native of Laredo has lived in San
Antonio since 1951.
His devotion to the world of art began as a young boy when his talents
were recognized early, leading him into the art field. He studied commercial art for three years
before turning his talents to fine art.
The artist has been compared with the late Porfirio
Salinas (1910-1972) and indeed they were very good friends and painted together
for twelve years during the 1950âs. Herbeck captures Texas
in all the glory given by God. The hues
are soft and natural in his work displaying drama at its best, with nature
providing backdrops of Spring, Summer, and Texas
Winter. Vivid in color, his Italian
scenes are reminiscent of the picturesque beauty Italy is known for. His wife Roberta, who he met and married in
1945 while stationed in Italy,
helps the artist create the true essence of a country she knew as a young
Salinas, Robert Onderdonk (1852-1917), Jose Arpa (1868-1952), and Robert Wood (1988-1979) have
Although Herbeck is a self taught artist he
took a correspondence course from Art Institutions Incorporated. As a beginner Herbeckâs
forte was drawing but now he mainly focuses on oil paintings depicting architecture,
landscapes still lifeâs, and street scenes.