|Dates||born Poland, 1866 - 1933|
German-born Leopold Hugo settled with his wife in La Jolla, California, in 1907. They opened a grocery store, but by 1911 Hugo had hung out his shingle as a photographer of landscapes and nature studies. He worked in the soft-focus
Six years later the Hugos relocated north to Santa Cruz, where Hugo opened a studio and became known locally for his photographs of cypress and eucalyptus trees along the Monterey coast. In 1929 he returned to La Jolla and re-established his studio there.