Alice Hügy

Hiro Fine Art is interested in purchasing artworks by Alice Hugy.

Alice Elizabeth Hügy was born in Solothurn, Switzerland on January 2nd, 1876. When she was a child, she moved to St. Paul, Minnesota with her uncle and family. She studied art as a teenager and St. Paul’s School of Fine Art. Hügy established herself in St. Paul by opening the first art gallery and was heavily involved with the St. Paul art colony. She exhibited at the State Fair in 1910 for the first time and also participated in the 8th Annual Water Color Exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1928. Her watercolor painting titled Trees and Snow was exhibited.

Alice Hügy was quoted in the St. Paul’s Pioneer Press on March 5th, 1967 as saying, “there is no delight greater than the delight of creating something–something all your own which expresses you, apart from every other human being–this satisfaction is what art does for the artist…the expression of beauty in art is as important to a human experience as any other…Art is the response to the beauty and wonders of the world in which we live.”

Alice Hügy enjoyed a successful career as an artist. She created art for several different companies and was part of the WPA during the Depression. For the WPA, she created paintings for rent to offices and private spaces. She was an informed spokesperson for art in Minnesota. She was an early leader in the Art League of St. Paul, and taught at the St. Paul School of Art for over thirty years. In 1926 the St. Paul Public Library hosted a solo exhibition for Alice Hügy, which displayed about eighty of her artworks.


  • 1876 – Born in Solothurn, Switzerland
  • Studied at the St. Paul School of Fine Art
  • 1910 – Exhibited at the State Fair of Minnesota
  • 1928 – Exhibited “Trees and Snow“ at the Art Institute of Chicago