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Robert was recently interviewed by a member of Texas Sports Hall of Fame staff. Here is the resulting article, which was posted to their website.
Athletes, Acrylic & Art
09/26/2013 12:36 PM
Just south of the Brazos River on Interstate 35 is the Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Inside, among the autographed artifacts and jerseys, hang some of the state’s most cherished paintings of Texas sports legends. These hanging testaments, created with passion, go beyond the simple depiction of form and figure. They portray an effervescence of life, and a vitality that photographs fail to capture.
The name behind these paintings is a nationally renowned painter, Robert Hurst. Hurst has been the official artist for the Texas Sports Hall of Fame since 1997, and his paintings continue to be appreciated and admired each day by museum visitors.
“What’s not to like? I’m a native Texan. I’m a former athlete. I’m an artist. I know plenty of artists out there that would kill to be in the position I’m in,” said Hurst regarding his position as the official artist for the museum. “I’m extremely proud. I think working with the Texas Sports Hall of Fame is the proudest achievement I’ve made.”
As an honor to the athletes being inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame, Hurst creates and frames a painting of each inductee, which he then presents to them at the induction banquets. When asked where he finds inspiration for a painting, Hurst said, “I’d say eight out of 10 times I know who they are, and sometimes I don’t know much about them. To me, one of the funnest parts is the research. If I find it interesting, I’ll put it into the piece.” (more…)
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Soon to be available the official 2013 College Baseball Hall of Fame limited edition prints.
Robert Hurst has been the Official Artist to the College Baseball Hall of Fame since 2006. Each year he paints the inductee’s official portraits then limited edition prints are made of the paintings. The inductees sign the prints, which are then offered for sale to the public. This is a fundraiser for the museum. For more details about the artwork, and to view and order go to the below page on Robert’s website:
If you’re a Heisman fan and/or collector – as I am – then check out my new Heisman Trophy Winners category. Here you will find my collection of artwork, both prints and paintings, featuring Heisman Trophy winners. I try to add one or two new paintings and/or prints featuring Heisman Trophy winners to the collection each year. When possible, I’ll get the artwork signed by the subject. Below is a listing of the prints I have available with a brief description and link to the artwork. Click the links go to my website for more information about each piece and to view and order from the Heisman Trophy Winners Collection.
Also, I have available a 24″ x 36″ Heisman Trophy painting autographed by 26 Heisman Trophy winners. (I have another painting with 40 or so autographs, but sorry folks hanging onto that one for my private collection.) For more information about the available painting and to view it go to my website. As always, if you have any questions just contact us.
Robert Hurst has been the Official Artist to the Texas Sports Hall of Fame since 1997. Each year limited edition prints are made from paintings Robert creates to honor the Texas Sports Hall of Fame inductees. The paintings and prints are signed by the inductees and sold by Robert. This is a fund raising project for the museum. Additionally, each inductee is presented with a limited edition print or canvas giclee of the artwork by Robert at the annual Texas Sports Hall of Fame Banquet held at the museum in Waco, Texas. The public has an opportunity to purchase the artwork at the banquet and from Robert through his website or at one of his shows. This year the banquet will take place on February 18th. Below is more information about this year’s artwork and event
About the 2012 inductee artwork:
Original paintings of some of the 2012 inductees are still available. With the purchase of any of the official Texas Sports Hall of Fame paintings you will receive two tickets to the February 18th TSHOF banquet and reception in Waco, Texas. This is a great opportunity to attend this sold out event and mingle with 2012 inductees and many past inductees. The 2012 class includes New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees, former Dallas Cowboys RB Walt Garrison, former Milwaukee Braves 3B Eddie Mathews, former Lubbock Monterey HS baseball coach Bobby Moegle, former San Antonio HS & NBA basketball champion Shaquille O’Neal, former UT softball pitcher Catherine “Cat” Osterman, and UT Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams
Note: A select number of autographed paintings of past year inductees are also available. Contact us for more information
Pre-order the Texas Sports Hall of Fame Series 2012 Autographed Prints and receive a 15% discount for a limited time. Click on the links below for more information and to order
Drew Brees autographed limited edition fine art print signed by Brees
Walt Garrison autographed limited edition fine art print signed by Garrison
Eddie Mathews limited edition fine art print
Bobby Moegle autographed limited edition fine art print signed by Moegle
Shaquille O’Neal autographed limited edition fine art print signed by Shaq
Catherine “Cat” Osterman autographed limited edition fine art print signed by Osterman
Ricky Williams autographed limited edition fine art print signed by Williams (more…)
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