Hurd, Clement, 1908-1988

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1908-01-12
Death 1988-02-05
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

American illustrator and author of children's books; in 1984 Clement Hurd represented Margaret Wise Brown and her illustrators and editors as the recipients of the 1984 Kerlan Award.

From the description of Papers, 1938-1984 (bulk 1938-1980). (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62403743

American illustrator and author of children's books.

From the description of Johnny Lion's rubber boots : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62687156

From the description of The little brass band : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62491427

From the description of Willy's farm : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62491435

From the description of Wilson's world : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62491436

From the description of St. George's Day in Williamsburg : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62491433

From the description of The race : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62491432

From the description of The blue heron tree : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62440070

From the description of The bad little duckhunter : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62449245

From the description of Bumble bugs and elephants : a big and little book with pictures : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62449247

From the description of The diggers : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62449248

From the description of Look for a bird : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62449283

From the description of The Peppermint family : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62440076

From the description of The devil's tail : adventures of a printer's apprentice in early Williamsburg : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62440002

From the description of Christmas eve : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62439999

From the description of Wingfin and Topple : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62440088

From the description of Mr. Charlie's gas station : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62449285

From the description of Stop, stop : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62440079

From the description of This is the forest : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62440081

From the description of Rain and the valley : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62449288

From the description of The mother whale : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62449286

From the description of Seraphine went walking : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62449289

From the description of The mother beaver : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62491431

From the description of Town : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62491434

From the description of The cat from Telegraph Hill : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62491394

From the description of It's snowing : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62491425

From the description of The lion on Scott Street : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62491426

From the description of The Annie Moran : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62491393

From the description of Wildfire : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62440084

From the description of Fox in a box : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62440005

From the description of Nino and his fish : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62449287

From the description of Catfish : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62449246

From the description of Little dog, dreaming : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62449282

From the description of Hurry, hurry : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62440063

From the description of The merry chase : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62440068

From the description of Under the lemon tree : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62449290

From the description of The world is round : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62440092

From the description of Monkey in the jungle : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62491429

From the description of Johnny Lion's bad day : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62449281

From the description of Last one home is a green pig : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62440066

From the description of Mr. Charlie's farm : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62449284

From the description of Town : production material. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82447022

From the description of Come and have fun : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62687117

From the description of Johnny Lion's book : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62687155

From the description of The mother kangaroo : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62687159

From the description of Benny the bulldozer : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62687115

From the description of Engine, engine, no. 9 : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62687119

From the description of Run, run, run : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62687163

From the description of What whale? Where? : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62687164

From the description of The mother deer : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62687158

From the description of Goodnight moon : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62687154

From the description of The day the sun danced : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62687118

From the description of Mr. Charlie's pet shop : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62687157

From the description of No funny business : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62687161

From the description of Winter's birds : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62687165

From the description of Catfish and the kidnapped cat : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62687116

From the description of My world : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62687160

From the description of Toughy and his trailer truck : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62403740

From the description of Follow Tomas : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62403682

From the description of The so-so cat : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62403738

From the description of Johnny Littlejohn : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62403725

From the description of The mother owl : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62403733

From the description of Mr. Charlie's chicken house : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62403728

From the description of Hello, Peter : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62403723

From the description of The runaway bunny : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62403737

From the description of Mr. Charlie's camping trip : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62403727

From the description of Nicholas : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62403734

From the description of Windy and the willow whistle : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62403741

From the description of Old Silversides : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62403736

From the description of Caboose : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62403676

From the description of The mother chimpanzee : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62403732

From the description of Country : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62403679

From the description of Mary's scary house : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62403726

From the description of The faraway Christmas : a story of the Farallon Islands : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62403680

Clement Hurd was born January 12, 1908 in New York, New York. He attended Yale University, graduating with a Ph.B in 1930 and later studied painting in Paris with the artist Ferdinand Leger. In 1938, Clement Hurd illustrated his first book for children Bumble Bugs and Elephants, by Margaret Wise Brown. Throughout his long and prolific career as an illustrator and author of children's books, Clement Hurd would produce dozens of high-quality illustrations, including those for two "classics" by Margaret Wise Brown The Runaway Bunny and Goodnight Moon . Clement Hurd collaborated on many books with his wife, the author Edith Thacher Hurd. The Hurds worked on several series of books including the "Mother Animal" series that depicts the relationship of various animals with their young and showed the Hurds' strong interest in nature and ecology. Clement and Edith Hurd also worked together on many of Harper and Row's "I Can Read" books entertaining young readers with their likeable characters such as "Johnny Lion." Their son Thacher Hurd would also become an author and illustrator of children's books and all three worked on Little Dog Dreaming published in 1967.

Throughout his career, Clement Hurd worked in variety of media including ink, pencil, crayon, and wood block and linoleum prints. His illustrations have been praised by critics for decades for their ability to illuminate a story and characters as well as for their accuracy in depicting nature and animals. In 1984, Clement Hurd represented Margaret Wise Brown and her editors and illustrators as the recipients of the 1984 Kerlan Award. Clement Hurd died on February 5, 1988 in San Francisco, California.

From the guide to the Clement Hurd Papers, 1938-1984, (University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc])

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Subjects:

  • Christmas stories
  • Animals--Juvenile fiction
  • Ducks--Fiction
  • Children's literature--Manuscripts
  • Deer--Juvenile literature
  • Cats--Fiction
  • Pelicans--Fiction
  • Mice--Juvenile fiction
  • Farm life--Juvenile fiction
  • Babysitters--Fiction
  • Fishers--Fiction
  • Humorous stories
  • Trucks--Juvenile fiction
  • Country life--Fiction
  • Kangaroos--Habits and behavior
  • Whales--Juvenile fiction
  • Bedtime--Fiction
  • Railroads--Trains--Juvenile fiction
  • Ghosts--Juvenile fiction
  • Family life--Fiction
  • Bus travel--Juvenile fiction
  • Beaver
  • Birds
  • City and town life--Juvenile fiction
  • Pollution--Juvenile fiction
  • Bulldozers--Fiction
  • Bus travel--Fiction
  • Cabooses (Railroads)--Juvenile fiction
  • Country life--Juvenile fiction
  • Stories in rhyme
  • Parental behavior in animals
  • Lion--Fiction
  • Cats--Juvenile fiction
  • Buses--Juvenile fiction
  • Whales--Juvenile literature
  • Duck shooting--Juvenile fiction
  • Fantasy
  • Flyingfishes--Fiction
  • Bands (Music)--Fiction
  • Authors, American--Correspondence
  • Birthdays--Juvenile fiction
  • Parental behavior in animals--Juvenile literature
  • Friendship--Juvenile fiction
  • Mice--Fiction
  • Dogs--Juvenile fiction
  • Snow--Fiction
  • Rabbits--Fiction
  • Pets--Fiction
  • Snow--Juvenile fiction
  • Service stations--Fiction
  • Bulldozers--Juvenile fiction
  • Hunting--Juvenile fiction
  • Jungles--Fiction
  • Babysitters--Juvenile fiction
  • Seasons--Fiction
  • Ecology
  • Forest ecology
  • Christmas--Fiction
  • Building--Juvenile fiction
  • Pets--Juvenile fiction
  • Pet shops--Juvenile fiction
  • Cabooses (Railroads)--Fiction
  • Racing--Fiction
  • Tugboats--Fiction
  • Lion--Juvenile fiction
  • Whales--Fiction
  • Seasons--Juvenile fiction
  • Chimpanzees--Habits and behavior
  • Halloween--Fiction
  • Fishing--Juvenile fiction
  • Whales
  • Excavation--Juvenile poetry
  • Kangaroos--Behavior--Juvenile literature
  • Farm life--Fiction
  • Saint George's Day--Fiction
  • Deer
  • Fishing--Fiction
  • Babies--Fiction
  • Locomotives--Fiction
  • Children's poetry, American
  • Stories without words
  • Great blue heron
  • Great blue heron--Juvenile literature
  • Witches--Fiction
  • Forest fires--Juvenile fiction
  • Christmas stories, American
  • Locomotives--Juvenile fiction
  • Pet shops--Fiction
  • Forest fires--Fiction
  • Steam shovels--Poetry
  • City and town life--Fiction
  • Birthdays--Fiction
  • Camping--Juvenile fiction
  • Buses--Fiction
  • Bands (Music)--Juvenile fiction
  • Donkeys--Fiction
  • Railroads--Trains--Fiction
  • Donkeys--Juvenile fiction
  • Ghosts--Fiction
  • Owls
  • Children's literature, American
  • Holes--Poetry
  • Cleaning--Juvenile fiction
  • American poetry
  • Trucks--Fiction
  • Rabbits--Juvenile fiction
  • Saint George's Day--Juvenile fiction
  • Ecology--Juvenile literature
  • Hunting--Fiction
  • Valleys--Juvenile literature
  • Domestic animals--Fiction
  • Racing--Juvenile fiction
  • Whistles--Juvenile fiction
  • Fairs--Fiction
  • Friendship--Fiction
  • White-tailed deer
  • Screech owls--Juvenile literature
  • Size--Fiction
  • Animals--Fiction
  • Holes--Juvenile poetry
  • Monkeys--Juvenile fiction
  • Cleaning--Fiction
  • Whistles--Fiction
  • Fairs--Juvenile fiction
  • Monkeys--Fiction
  • Forest ecology--Juvenile literature
  • Birds--Juvenile literature
  • Beavers--Juvenile literature
  • Tugboats--Juvenile fiction
  • Dogs--Fiction
  • Screech owls
  • Flyingfishes--Juvenile fiction
  • Camping--Fiction
  • Ducks--Juvenile fiction
  • Chimpanzees--Behavior--Juvenile literature
  • Pollution--Fiction
  • Pelicans--Juvenile fiction
  • Building--Fiction
  • Chimpanzees--Infancy--Juvenile literature
  • Halloween--Juvenile fiction
  • Valleys
  • Whales--Infancy--Juvenile literature
  • Duck shooting--Fiction

Occupations:

  • Illustrator

Places:

  • Farallon Islands (Calif.) (as recorded)
  • California--Farallon Islands (as recorded)
  • Williamsburg (Va.) (as recorded)
  • Greece (as recorded)