From 1887, Hugo Ungewitter visited the Royal Prussian Academy of Arts in Düsseldorf. He received commissions from the afore-mentioned Academy and the Court of Berlin. From 1906, he lived in Berlin and painted mainly battle scenes. In 1913, he was appointed professor at the Court of Berlin. His favorite subjects were nature and animal depictions, as well as military and hunting scenes, mostly in South America and Russia. Works by Ungewitter has been fetching high prices at international auctions in recent years.