Sunday, April 13, 2008


Edward Timothy Hurley, commonly referred to as "E.T. Hurley" is most famous for being the leading Rookwood Pottery artist. Hurley studied at Cincinnati Art Academy under the famous Frank Duveneck. Although the artist was first popular for his art pottery, he later was known for his accomplishments in etching.

Currently, a wonderful selection of Hurley etchings is being offered at Treadway-Toomey Gallery in Cincinnati. One of my favorites is the etching at the top of this post depicting a circus scene outside of a tent with elephants, measuring 9" X 12" and on sale for $550. This rare 1936 scene captures bit of Americana and really showcases Hurley's skill.

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