He studied at Xavier University and the Cincinnati Art Academy where he was a student of Frank Duvenek. Best-known for his work as a decorator for the famous Rookwood Pottery (where he was, for 52 years, one of its most celebrated artists), Hurley was also prolific in the area of dry-point etching, contributing articles and inventions in addition to numerous works depicting a wide variety of scenes and events found mostly around Cincinnati. He published the bulk of these in a series of 8 monographs still available in reprint editions.
His work has been seen at the Cincinnati Museum of Art, the Corcoran Gallery and Chicago Art Institute, among others, and is still highly viable and widely traded in commercial venues. Thank you in advance for considering this outstanding sculptural piece by E. I will do my best to provide a timely answer to any question presented in a timely fashion.
I try to disclose, in writing and photographs, known issues or problems, but these items are antiques; as such, each one is the result of the production techniques of the time in which it was made, and a survivor of the number of years since passed. Please understand, otherwise, that all items are presented for sale'as is.I often have other items available. I hope you'll take a look. The item "BRONZE LETTER OPENER/FEMALE NUDE BY ROOKWOOD POTTERY'S E. HURLEY" is in sale since Tuesday, December 4, 2018. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\Rookwood". The seller is "celticshopper1" and is located in Rochester, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.