Martin Hurtig began his professional training at the Institute of Design in 1948, which then merged with the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1952. In 1955, he studied at the Atelier 17 in Paris. In 1957, Hurtig received a Master’s degree, also from the Institute of Design in Chicago.
Hurtig has presented his works extensively, on the national as well as international stage, in both solo and group exhibitions. He received numerous commissions for his sculptural murals, including from the Waukegan Public Library, Waukegan, IL; the National Republic Bank, Chicago; and a stained glass window and wall mural at the Union Church of Lake Bluff, IL. He also curated a number of exhibitions, including Sight/Insight at the Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park, IL and Chicago-Paris Abstract Affinities at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago.
Complexities & Contradictions, 1966
Oil on linen
52″ x 76″
Gift of the artist