Jan 27 at 12:00 PM - Sale 2593 -

Sale 2593 - Lot 11

Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500

PETER HURD (1904-1984)


The Sentinel, Santa Fe Trail.
Lithograph. 335x500 mm; 13x19 1/2 inches, full margins. Signed in pencil, lower right. A very good impression. 1946.

Hurd was born in Roswell, New Mexico, then moved to the Philadelphia area, where he went to school and trained as an artist (he was a student of N. C. Wyeth). In the mid-1930s during the Great Depression, he and his family moved to San Patricio, New Mexico, settling on 40 acres, gradually acquiring more land, developing the 2,200-acre Sentinel Ranch, where he lived and worked most of the remainder of his career. Hurd became a war correspondent with the U.S. Air Force for Life magazine. He made lithographs and several murals (Dallas, Texas) under the auspices of the WPA.