Hugo Philip Maas was born in San Francisco, CA on Dec. 11, 1885. Maas studied at the Mark Hopkins Art Institute during 1899-1902, but did not follow an art career due to the earthquake in 1906.
He began as a carpenter and later owned a construction firm that built houses in the City.
A lifelong resident of San Francisco, he died on September 9, 1948.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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