Hugo Scheiber studied at the Commercial Art School in Budapest, also the city of his birth. Having spent the majority of his youth in the artistic maelstrom of Vienna it was no wonder that Scheiber took to modern painting easily. After a few years of studying, and copying, the German Expressionists Scheiber joined Marinetti and the Futurists in 1915. He returned to Vienna after years of little acclaim in his native Budapest. Following an exhibition in Vienna and the help of his friend Bela Kadar, Scheiber managed to sell two works to the Budapest Museum. By 1921 and after several shows at der Sturm (run by his friend Herwarth Walden) Scheiber was receiving heady critical praise. He was invited to the 1933 meeting of Marinetti’s Futurists and is now praised as playing an integral part in early 20th Century Modernism.