Peter Hurd (1904-1984)
Artist Peter Hurd on the Navajo Indian Irrigation Project.
Peter Hurd studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and with
N. C. Wyeth. He was a member of the National Academy of Design, Wilmington Society of
Fine Arts, and the Chester County Art Association. A number of his works received awards
including awards from the Art Institute of Chicago (1937), Wilmington Society of Fine Arts,
(1930, 1941, and 1945), and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. His works are located
in U.S. Post Offices in Big Spring and Dallas, Texas; the La Quinta Municipal Art
Gallery in Albuquerque; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Museum of Modern Art in New
York City; the National Gallery in Edinburgh, Scotland; the Wilmington Society of Fine Arts
in Delaware; and the Rochester, New York, Memorial Art Gallery. He illustrated several
books including "Last of the Mohicans" (1926), "Great Stories of the Sea and Ships" (1933),
and "Habit of Empire" (1938). He served as a war correspondent for Life Magazine from
1942 to 1945.
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