the Hurley
Robert Newton Hurley : 1894-1980

During the period from 1950-1980, Robert Hurley was the most popular and well known Saskatchewan painter. His bright, colourful watercolours hung in the living rooms of many homes, and were in collections from Regina to Ottawa, the United States to England. Two Hurley paintings were presented to the Queen by the Province of Saskatchewan in 1951, to commemorate the opening of the Queen Elizabeth Power Station near Saskatoon.

The Hurley Collection contains letters, diaries, memoirs, photos, sketches, slides, collected newspaper and magazine articles, and reproductions of his work.

Individual pieces of the material are catalogued in the Special Collections Manuscript Catalogue, and can be viewed in the Special Collections reading room, on the 3rd floor, Main Library.

The library has recently linked digitized images of the slides to their catalogue records, and will be continuing to enhance the catalogue with the visual elements of this, and other collections.

Professor A. Anstensen contacted Hurley about the possibility of depositing his materials in the University Library. These materials were purchased for the University Library by Anstensen in 1966, with additional material later added by Hurley's family.

This site created by Michael Swaan
and Solomon Asfada
of the University of Saskatchewan Library

email Solomon
email Michael