Just three more from Mitch Itkowitz's great new book dedicated to the work of this remarkable illustrator to be found at Graphic Collectibles. The following images are reproduced here with permission.
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This is a page from an issue Collier's in the 1940s. Look at how carefully Hurst has deliniated the taxi cab. It's a 1940 Plymouth, which was in use at the time, and not some hybrid he dashed off in an attempt to speed up the job and get it off his drawing board. The characters are more cartoony than usual.
A cover from Saturday Home in 1949. Look at those hands and how beautifully he has done them without a trace of overwork. Proof of an illustrator who knows how to draw without slavish resort to photos.
Another cover from an issue of Saturday Home in the 1940s. There is glamor in this cover and and every bit as good as that seen in the haughty covers of the fashion magazines of the times.