Hugo Scheirber was born in Budapest in 1873. At the age of eight he moved with his family to Vienna. There he worked with his father in painting signs for the largest fair in Vienna. At 1898 Scheriber returned with his family to Budapest where he started studying commercial art in the evening.
During the day Scheriber worked in order to support his family. In 1900 he graduated. Scheriber artistic taste showed he was drawn to futurism and Expressionism. At 1915 he met Marinetti who invited him to join the futurism movement.