Peabody Reflector

Al Hurwitz, BS’42, MA’43

Summer 2012 | No Comment | |

Last August, Al Hurwitz, BS’42, MA’43, donated a collection of his World War II drawings to the National Marine Corps Museum in Quantico, Va. Hurwitz, who majored in art at Peabody, was classified as a combat artist, although the Marines did not have a formal program for combat artists at the time he enlisted (following the attack on Pearl Harbor). Hurwitz went on to write Children and Their Art, a classic text in primary art education, revising the ninth edition two years ago at the age of 89. He is well known in the field of art education having served as chair of the art education department at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, which now houses the Hurwitz Student Center for Art Education. At press time, we learned that Professor Hurwitz died March 24 in California. At the time, he and his daughter were in a gallery, looking at art.

photo credits: Ralph Stewart/Martha’s Vineyard Times

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