PAST EVENT Etchings by Sidney Hurwitz with portraits of Sidney by Penelope Jenks

Etchings by Sidney Hurwitz with portraits of Sidney by Penelope Jenks   October, November and December in the Art Gallery

Sidney Hurwitz was born in Worcester in 1932.  He studied at the School of Worcester Art Museum, received his B.A. from Brandeis, and his M.A. from Boston University. He continued his studies with a Fulbright Fellowship at Stuttgart Academy of Art and Skowhegan School. He later taught at Wellesley, Brandeis and Amherst College, and is presently Professor Emeritus at Boston University where he was on the faculty for thirty years.

He has won many prestigious awards including a Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, a National Institute of Arts and Letters Prize, and a fellowship from the Massachusetts Artists Foundation. He is a member of the National Academy of Design and has participated in solo and juried exhibits both here and abroad.

His work is in many public and private collections including The Museum of Modern Art, The Boston MFA, The Library of Congress Print Collection, The Boston Public Library, The Victoria and Albert Museum, and The Krakow National Museum.

In a recent online interview ( Sidney said, “My interest in industrial and urban architectural imagery probably began while growing up in Worcester surrounded by industry. At 19 I did some woodcuts of three-deckers and railroad yards near my house as well as paintings of commercial buildings. After a number of years working with figural imagery I returned to industrial and urban images when living in London in 1973 where I became interested in structures from the Victorian era. I have continued that interest since.  It became apparent to me that the structures and forms I found interesting were in many cases older and soon to be obsolete. I think earlier industrial forms such as bridges and steel mills were more formally complex from a design point of view compared to modern structures. I inadvertently, in many cases, documented a bygone industrial era without consciously being aware of it. I work in the medium of etching, some with aquatint and additional hand coloring”

Penelope Jencks is a world renowned award-winning sculptor. and her sculptural portraits of Sidney, her husband, date back to the 70’s. You know her Eleanor Roosevelt in Riverside Park, NYC and her Samuel Eliot Morrison sitting  on the rock on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall.


The Art Gallery at North Hill is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm.  Come view this exhibition and enjoy a meal in our Bakery Cafe – it’s open to the public!