Hugo Pratt

The Picasso of Comics
Birth Name:
Ugo Eugenio Prat
Birth Date:
June 15, 1927
Birth Place:
Rimini, Italy
Death Date:
August 20, 1995
Place of Death:
Grandvaux, Switzerland
Cause of Death:
Bowel cancer
Cemetery Name:
Cimetière de Grandvaux
Claim to Fame:
Hugo Pratt is considered one of the greatest graphic novelists in the world. His strips, graphic works, and watercolors have been exhibited in major museums such as the Grand Palais and Pinacothèque in Paris, the Vittoriano in Rome, and Ca ‘Pesaro in Venice. Pratt was known for combining strong storytelling with extensive historical research on works such as Corto Maltese. From 1970 to 1984 Pratt lived in France where Corto Maltese was immensely popular where his comic book was published by the local publisher, Pif Gadget, and later translated in fifteen different languages. From 1984 to 1995 Pratt lived in Switzerland where the international success that Corto Maltese continued to grow. In France, most of his pre-Corto Maltese works were published in several album editions by publishers such as Casterman, Dargaud, and Humanoides Associés. Often referred to as "The Picasso of Comics" Pratt was inducted into the Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame in 2005.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Cimetière de Grandvaux

Route de la Petite Corniche

Grandvaux, Bourg-en-Lavaux, District de Lavaux-Oron, Vaud, 1091



Grave Location:

Hugo Platt Plot

Grave Location Description

As you enter the cemetery from the small gate off Route de la Petite Corniche, go through the gates and up the second set of stairs and continue walking up the path with the cemetery on your right. Look to the right for the Philippe Cossy monument and turn right at the hedge just after Mr. Cossy. Walk 15 graves into the section on the right along the hedge for the final resting place of Hugo Platt.

Grave Location GPS

46.49549192798598, 6.713954317609558

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