1893 - 1982
His pictures were often seen in German magazines during the 1930s, which was when he was commissioned to paint Hermann Goering.
During the middle of that decade, as Nazi Germany became an increasingly hostile place for Jews, he moved to Britain after holding a successful exhibition in Birmingham.
As a citizen of an enemy state, Goth was interned on the Isle of Man during the early years of the Second World War.
However, he later settled into a peaceful life, and struck up a friendship with film producer Alexander Korda, giving him an entry into the British showbiz world.
He lived off the proceeds of his inventions, which included car headlights and a type of parachute.
Extract: HUGO GYE , Daily Mail Australia, Published: 23:18 AEST, 29 January 2013 | Updated: 01:04 AEST, 30 January 2013