Saturday, September 27, 2014

Fritz Hug- Animals from the Bible

More awesome drawings from Swiss animal artist Fritz Hug. This 1970 book edition, loosely translated from German, is titled:
Animals from the Bible, Part 1 , All kinds of Birds and other Creatures (I don’t think Hug ever did a Part 2)

These color illustration are such a delight to study. Hug is perfectly capable of capturing an animal through simple line work, but here his loose brush adds beautiful color and texture to his subjects. There is realism but also caricature. This man LOVED animals.

Go here for my first post on Fritz Hug:


  1. These are so lively and beautiful!

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  3. I love that drawing of deer. Maybe that pose of the makes that so alive and thinking person, not just some random animal.

  4. There is some great art in this post, Andreas. Thank you.

  5. I have an oil painting by Fritz Rudolf Hug that was "liberated" from Europe during World War 2. It is signed in the bottom right corner and has "je me contente de ma peau in the top left corner. Are you interested?