Henry William Lowe (Hal) Hurst was a painter and etcher of genre subjects and portraits.
Born on 26th August 1865 in London, Hal Hurst was the son of Henry Hurst, the African traveller. Hurst started his artistic life by drawing " the troubles" in Northern Ireland and then went to America where he worked for Philadelphia and New York newspapers as an illustrator.
On his return to Europe, Hurst studied at the Academy Julian in Paris and at the Royal Academy Schools. From 1896, Hurst exhibited at the Royal Academy and throughout Great Britain. In 1900, Hurst took part in the world Exhibition at Paris.
Hurst was a founder member of the Royal Society of Miniatures in 1896, Vice President of the Royal Miniature Society from 1896-1913 and then Head of the Royal Miniature Society in 1914.
Hurst died in London on the 23rd December 1938.
EXHIBTIONS & MUSEUMS
LIVERPOOL, WALKER ART GALLERY
ROYAL ACADEMY, LONDON
ROYAL SOCIETY OF BRITISH ARTISTS
ROYAL HIBERNIAN ACADEMY
ROYAL INSTITUTE OF PAINTERS IN WATERCOLOURS
ROYAL MINIATURE SOCIETY
ROYAL SOCIETY OF PAINTERS IN WATERCOLOURS