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Clement Hurd

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Country (tempera)

Clement Hurd, illustrator, author

William R. Scott, Inc., 1939

 

Goodnight Moon (tempera)

Clement Hurd, illustrator

Margaret Wise Brown, author

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1947

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Clement Hurd was born in New York City. In 1939, he married Edith Thatcher, an author. They have a son, John Thatcher, who is an author and illustrator. Hurd received his Ph.D. from Yale in 1930 and then studied in Paris with Fernand Leger, later doing freelance art. Hurd is best known for illustrating Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny, the classic picture books by Margaret Wise Brown. He was in the U. S. Army from 1941-1946. In 1939, William R. Scott published two wordless books, Town and Country—foldout, accordion-style pictures books in which only at the end was a page of suggested story ideas for parents to use.

 

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http://www.nytimes.com/1988/02/10/obituaries/clement-g-hurd-80-illustrator-of-many-children-s-books-dies.html

  

"Clement Hurd (1908-1988)." Something About the Author, edited by Donna Olendorf, vol. 64, Gale, 1991, pp. 125-131. Something About the Author, login.ezproxy.lib.umn.edu/login?url=http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?p=SATA&sw=w&u=umn_wilson&v=2.1&id=GALE%7CGCNNNX219595607&it=r. Accessed 7 Dec. 2016. Gale Document Number:GALE|GCNNNX219595607