Oil on artists board, signed
27 x 17 in.
Born Henry William Lowe Hurst in London in 1865, the son of Henry Hurst, a well known African traveller and publisher. He travelled to the U.S.A. where he found work illustrating newspapers in New York and Philadelphia. Hal returned to Europe and studied at the Royal Academy Schools and at the Academy Julian in Paris. He exhibited extensively at all the major London venues. He was elected a member of the Royal Society of British Artists in 1896, the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours in 1898 and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters in 1900. He was a founder member of the Royal Institute of Miniature Painters. In 1900 he exhibited at the Exposition Universelle in Paris