E T Hurley

Selected Works



E.T. Hurley (1869-1950) also known as Edward Timothy Hurley was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1869 and studied at Xavier University then The Cincinnati Art Academy under the tutelage of Frank Duveneck. Hurley joined the famed Rookwood Pottery in 1896, his work received a gold medal at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis and his pottery and vellum plaques are avidly collected today. A prolific artist outside of his work at Rookwood, Hurley received praise for his printed work and was listed in the French index “The Dictionaire des PeintresSculptuersDessinateurs et Graveurs Benezit”.


As a Cincinnati painter his landscapes and etchings reflected the area where he lived, he was also a decorator for Rookwood Pottery from 1896 to 1948.  Many of his paintings were with pastel, and some were on ceramic.  A frequent subject was Mount Adams including its landmark, the Church of the Immaculate Conception. [1] His etchings are included in the permanent collections of the Detroit Art Institute, the Art Association of Indianapolis, the Cincinnati Museum of Art, the New York Public Library, the Chicago Art Institute, the Library of Congress, Washington, DC, and the British Museum, in London and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. 


[1] Rogers, Millard F Jr.; Denny Carter, Bruce Weber.  The Golden Age: Cincinnati Painters of the Nineteenth Century Represented in the Cincinnati Art Museum