The Old Print Shop

Sidney Hurwitz

b. 1932

Sidney Hurwitz was born in Worchester, MA., and currently lives in Boston.  He received a BA from Brandeis and a MFA from Boston University.  He is a member of The National Academy, SAGA (Society of American Graphic Artists), and Boston Printmakers.  Sidney Hurwitz has been on the faculties of Wellesley College, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Brandeis University, and Boston University where he retired as Professor of Art.  He has received many awards and fellowships including a Fulbright Fellowship, Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, The National Institute of Arts and Letters, and the Massachusetts Artists Foundation.  Hurwitz’ work has been included in the US and Europe.  He has had one-artist exhibitions in New York, Boston, England, and Germany.  Hurwitz’ work is in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH; Library of Congress Print Collection, Washington, DC; Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England; Boston Public Library Print Collection, MA; Krakow National Gallery, Poland; Worcester Art Museum, MA; Virginia Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA., Honolulu Museum of Art, HI; among others.

“For more than thirty years my work has been concerned with images of industrial and urban architectural forms.  For the most part I have worked in the medium of etching/aquatint, many with watercolor washes.  I find these industrial and architectural images an endless source of variety and complexity.  These functional structures have a kind of formal inner logic comparable to constructivist sculpture.”