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Fidus Gender: M
Hoppener, Hugo Reinhold Karl Johann
born on 8 October 1868 at 06:45 (= 06:45 AM )
Place Lübeck, Germany, 53n52, 10e40
Timezone LMT m10e40 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Taeger
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 15°14' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 02°20 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 19°23'


German illustrator, painter and publisher.

He was a symbolist artist, whose work directly influenced the psychedelic style of graphic design of the late 1960s.

Around 1886 he met the "apostle of nature" and artist Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach , and joined Diefenbach's commune near Munich. On Diefenbach's behalf, he served a brief prison sentence for public nudity, earning him the name Fidus ("faithful").

In 1892 he moved to Berlin, set up another commune, and worked as an illustrator on the magazine Sphinx. His work appeared frequently in Jugend and other illustrated magazines. He created many ornamental drawings, especially for book decoration, as well as ex-libris, posters and designs. He was one of the first artists to use advertising postcards to promote his work. He also contributed to the early homosexual magazine Der Eigene, published by Adolf Brand.

By 1900 he was one of the best known painters in Germany.

He died 23 February 1948.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Taeger quotes Muller via archive Lubeck in Berlin


  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist