Illustrator. Born in NYC on Jan. 12, 1908. Hurd grew up in NYC and graduated from Yale University. After college he studied with Fernand Leger in Paris for two years. The 1930s were spent as a freelance artist in NYC. In 1939 he married Edith Thacher, a children's book author.
In 1947 he illustrated Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, and the book has since sold more than two million copies.
Hurd illustrated dozens of children's books before his demise in San Francisco on Feb. 5, 1988. SF Chronicle, 2-9-1988 (obit).Nearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here