Selected Bibliography

Magazine Articles / Exhibition Catalogues (in chronological order)


Price, Jess. “A Window on Western Skies.” New Mexico (March/April 1973): 20-22.

Nelson, M. C. “WILSON HURLEY, LANDSCAPIST OF GRANDEUR.” American Artist 37.376 (1973): 58, 63, 83.

Briggs, Walter. “A 1776 Saga”. New Mexico Magazine (January 1975): 10-19. [features photos of paintings by Wilson Hurley from Without Noise of Arms: The 1776 Dominguez-Escalante Search for a Route from Santa Fe to Monterey. Northland Press; 1st edition (1976)]

Hodgson, Richard S. “The Landscapist in America … an original school of art”. In America the Beautiful: A Bicentennial Exhibition / October 5 – November 16, 1975 / The B.W. Norton Art Gallery. The R. W. Norton Art Foundation, Shreveport, Louisiana. p. 4-10. ISBN 0-913960-07-0.

Krakel, Dean. “Wilson Hurley … With the Wind in his Face.” Persimmon Hill 7.4 (1977): 8-19.

Grand Central Art Galleries. The Illuminator (Fall/winter 1977). Cover art, Wilson Hurley, oil painting Summer Silence (Rio Grand Valley), 1977.

Hurley, Wilson. Wilson Hurley: an exhibition of oil paintings. Kansas City, Mo.: Lowell Press, 1978.

Hurley, Wilson. Wilson Hurley & Edward J. Fraughton: exhibition and sale at the Utah Museum of Fine Art, Salt Lake City, September 19th, 1980. S.l.: s.n.], 1980.

Stacey, Joseph. “Great Painters of the Grand Canyon.” Arizona Highways (April 1981): 28-33.

McGehee, Kathy. “Wilson Hurley: grandeur with charisma.” Art West IV.5 (July/August 1981): 34-41.

Jones, Byron B. “Wilson Hurley … The Miracles of Creation.” Southwest Art 11.5 (Oct 1981): 154-161.

Howard, Melissa. “A House Filled with Light.” Albuquerque Living (December 1983): 24-29

Persimmon Hill – cover Los Alamos Country 40×76, 1984 Prix de West winner.

Dobberteen, Sara. “Twelfth Annual National Academy of Western Art.” Persimmon Hill 14.1 (1984) 8-17.

“Artist of the Month: Wilson Hurley.” Take Five (KNME-TV) 7.1 (1985).

Hurley, Wilson. Wilson Hurley: a retrospective exhibition. Kansas City, MO: Published by the Lowell Press of Kansas City in association with the Albuquerque Museum and the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, 1985.

Plett, Nicole. “Wilson Hurley and the Grand Landscape.” New Mexico Magazine (May 1985): 68-74.

McGarry, Susan Hallsten. “Editor’s Perspective.” Southwest Art 15.3 (1985): 8.

McGarry, Susan Hallsten. “Wilson Hurley: A Tapestry of Feelings.” Southwest Art 15.3 (1985): 48-56.

Goodman, Calvin J. “Wilson Hurley’s Color Theory and Practice.” American Artist 50.526 (1986): 36-40, 90-91, 96, 98-99.

Hines, Jack. “Creative Process: Landscape Tradition, Part 5 – Landscape Painting Today.” Southwest Art 16.11 (1987): 92-3.

Sussman, M. Hal. “Inter-space Becomes Inner-space: Wilson Hurley’s Newest Triptych.” Southwest Art 18.2 (July 1988): 34, 36-37.

United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.  Visions of Flight: a Retrospective From the NASA Art Collection. [Washington, D.C.?]: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1988. p. 36.

Flores, Dan. “Canyons of the Imagination.” Southwest Art 18.10 (1989): 70-6.

Simmons, Rita M. “Arthur Usner.” Southwest Art 19.2 (1989): 82, 5, 135.

Hurley, Wilson with profiles by Vicki Stavig. “Isn’t It Grand.” Art of the West (March/April 1990): 61-71.

Gedzelman, Stanley David. “Sky Paintings: Mirrors of the American Mind.” Weatherwise (October/November 1992): 8-14.

1993 NAWA Seminar Review. “Conservator Offers Clues to Future of Art Works.” Persimmon Hill 21.2 (summer 1993): 25-26.

Duty, Michael. “The American West: Traditional and Emblematic Perspectives.” Southwest Art 25.2 (July 1995): 98-111.

Gibson, Daniel. “Capitol Collection: Lawmakers and Visitors Bask in New Mexico Art.” Southwest Art 26.5 (1996): 128-33.

Shackelford, Bruce. “A Winning Collection.” Southwest Art 27.5 (1997): 134-8.

Stavig, Vicki. “The Glory of the American West.” Art of the West (November/December 1997): 37.

Hagerty, Donald J. “Grand Canyon Views.” Southwest Art 27.9 (1998): 22, 22, 24.

Brown, Margaret L. “Editor’s Perspective: Technology and Art.” Southwest Art 27.11 (April 1998): 17.

Moss, Maria. “A Monumental Challenge.” Southwest Art 27.11 (April 1998): 46, 9, 127.

May, Stephen. “Diverse Visions: Western Art of the 1990s.” Southwest Art 29.6 (1999): 93-8.

Fauntleroy, Gussie. “Artists of America.” Southwest Art (U.S.A.) 30.4 (2000): 104-11.

Gangelhoff, Bonnie. “Home on the Range.” Southwest Art (U.S.A.) 30.5 (2000): 128, 33, 177.

O’Neal, Michael. “Appreciating a Work of Art : Wilson Hurley’s “Air Strike at French Fort.” Aero Brush (The Newsletter of the American Society of Aviation Artists) 14,1 (Winter 2000-2001): 4-5.

Cooper, Ann L., with Hurley, Wilson. “Wilson Hurley’s Vietnam.” Friends Journal 24.1 (Spring 2001): 55-56.

McCune, Louisa. “Westward Expansion.” Oklahoma Today (September/October 2001): 29-37.

“30 Stars of 30 Years” Southwest Art 30.12. (May 2001): 111-149 [Wilson Hurley p.126.]

Fauntleroy, Gussie. “New Mexico Regionalists.” Southwest Art (U.S.A.) 31.9 (Feb. 2002): 110-21.

True Colors: Mediations on the American Spirit. Meridian International Center, Washington, D.C. (2002): 51, 90.

“Wilson Hurley Honored as State’s Cultural Treasure.” Prix de West News (2003): 38-40.

“Portrait of an Artist”. Around 505 (New Mexico Metropolitan Magazine) 12 (February/March 2004): 10-11.

Rebello, Stephen. “Moments in Time.” Southwest Art 33.9 (2004): 106-11.

Campbell, Virginia. “On a Large Scale: Wilson Hurley’s Landscapes Reflect a Monumental Vision.” Southwest Art 34.1 (2004): 96-101

Walker, Hollis. “Larger than life: the art of Wilson Hurley.” Santa Fean (June 2004): 64-65.

Fauntleroy, Gussie. “Vision Quest: Wilson Hurley Paints as He Lives-Large.” Art and Antiques 27.7 (2004): 100-2.

Erbacher, Kathy. “Wilson Hurley Brings Passion and a Pilot’s Eye to Paintings”. CSA Journal 28 (2005): 3-4.

Indyke, Dottie. “Indian Territory.” Southwest Art 35.5 (2005): 164-9.

Gangelhoff, Bonnie. “A Bold Move.” Southwest Art 36.5 (2006): 158-61.

Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art. Quest for the West Art Show and Sale. September 8 – October 8, 2006. Indianapolis, IN. p. 60-61.

Scott-Blair, Michael. “Wilson Hurley, The Virtuoso of Vistas: The Man Behind the Legend.” Wildlife Art (September/October 2007): 14-19.

Cooper, Ann. “A Tribute to Wilson Hurley … A Renaissance Man.” Aero Brush (Journal of the American Society of Aviation Artists) 21,4 (Fall 2008): 8-15.

“Wilson Hurley 1924-2008.” Western Art Collector (November 2008): 54-61.

Hoerth, Kristin. “from the editor: Living Legends: Saluting a generation of leaders in the world of western art.” Southwest Art 38.7 (Dec. 2008): 17

“In Memoriam Wilson Hurley 1924 – 2008”. Persimmon Hill (2008): 74-75.

Aitken, Terry. Friends Journal 31.3 (2008): 17.

Newspaper Articles (in chronological order)


Burks, Susanne, “For Sunport. Mural Design Suggested.” Albuquerque News, July 1969, p. 3.

Lucas, Urith, “World of Wilson Hurley: Multi-faceted Artist.” The Albuquerque Tribune, September 4, 1969, B-1.

“Hurley Will Open New Showing Today.” Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, March 28, 1971, Sec. F, pp. 4-5.

Donovan, Joy, “Art occupying Wilson Hurley’s life.” The Sunday Oklahoman, Showcase, Nov. 27, 1977, pp. 1-2.

Cooke, Regina, “Art Notes: Hurley books matches pictures, thoughts.” The Taos News, March 9, 1978, p.1.

Raether, Keith, “Wilson Hurley: Talks visual language.” The Albuquerque Tribune, July 12, 1978, B-1.

Ostrowe, Caryn, “Spot Light on artist Wilson Hurley.” Prime Times, Dec. 4-18, 1978, p.6.

Nadel, Norman, “Wilson Hurley’s popularity growing.” The Albuquerque Tribune, July 4, 1979, Sec.B, p.2.

Robbins, Cathy, “A Landscape Artist Sets Sights on Space.” Albuquerque Journal Magazine, June 16, 1981. pp. 4-6.

Staff writer, “A grand landscapist is Artist of the Year.” Tucson Citizen, October 16, 1981, B-1.

Dooling, Anna, “Critics May Sniff, but Landscapes Pay Off for Artist.” Albuquerque Journal, January 24, 1982, D-1.

Bell, David L. “Hurley Boasts Painterly Eye for Reality.” Albuquerque Journal, March 7, 1982, D-2, D-11.

Warren, Jill, “A winner and a dull loser.” Santa Fe New Mexican, Pasatiempo, March 12, 1982, p.4.

Brandenburg, John, “Juror’s role in show cruel but essential.” The Sunday Oklahoman, September 4, 1983, Preview p. 16.

Raybon, Patricia, “Artist aims for majestic masterpiece.” Rocky Mountain News, Sept. 18, 1983. S-14-15.

Gibson, Daniel, interviewer, “Life is not warranted. You better produce.” ARTlines, Vol. 4 No. 8, September 1983, pp. 6-8, 10.

Anderson, Kim, “Veterans’ Canvases Capture Lingering Memories of War.” Albuquerque Journal, May 10, 1984, C-1.

Barrett, Marjorie, “Memories mix with paints.” Rocky Mountain News E-12. June 17, 1984.

Doughton-Evans, Sandi, “Risk: the only route to creativity.” Los Alamos Monitor, August 15, 1984, Vol. 22, No. 162, p. 1.

Medina, Danny, “…art is an endless quest.” Art-Talk, April/May 1985, p. 11.

Nordstrand, Dave, “Famous painter had bird’s-eye view of Vietnam.” The Albuquerque Tribune, September 2, 1985, B-1.

Steinberg, David, “Landscape Artist ‘Paints a Lifetime’.” Albuquerque Journal, September 20, 1985, Section C, p. 1.

Raether, Keith, “Southwest thunders in museum poster.” The Albuquerque Tribune, Dec. 23, 1985.

Parks, Stephen, “Obsessed with Beauty.” Southwest Profile, October 1989. pp. 23-28.

Garmel, Marion, “Flying gives perspective to award-winning artist.” The Indianapolis News, July 11, 1991, F3 and 12.

Steinberg, David, “Expansive Horizons.” Albuquerque Journal, 1993.

Photo by Jim Argo, “Cowboy Hall Landscapes.” The Sunday Oklahoman, Sec. A, June 6, 1993. p. 1.

Klinka, Karen, “Artist Completes First of 5 Hugh Paintings.” The Sunday Oklahoman, A-17. June 6, 1993.

AP release “Albuquerque Landscape Artist Captures West for Cowboy Hall.” The Oklahoma Journal Record, February 19, 1994. p. 2.

AP photo “A Grand re-creation.” El Paso Times, Feb. 26, 1994. 10B.

Davis, Sandi, “Cowboy Hall Set to Open Noble Center.” The Sunday Oklahoman, Travel and Entertainment, September 18, 1994. pp. 1-2.

Gandy, Peggy, “Noble Center at Cowboy Hall Dedicated with Much Fanfare.” The Sunday Oklahoman, Accent, November 13, 1994. p. 6.

Klinka, Karen, “Wilson Hurley Triptychs Deliver a Visual Wallop.” Visions of the West Advertising Supplement to the Sunday Oklahoman, November 20, 1994.

Benke, Richard, “Hurley Finishes Fourth Triptych.” The (Oklahoma) Journal Record, May 27, 1995. p. 2.

Klinka, Karen, “Hall of Fame Artist Opens Final ‘Window’.” The Daily Oklahoman, August, 1996, pp. 1-2.

Klinka, Karen, “Cowboy Hall Tips Stetson in Thanks at ‘Visions of the West’ Gala.” The Sunday Oklahoman, November 10, 1996. Section A, p. 10.

Gandy, Peggy, “Cowboy Hall Salutes Visionaries.” The Sunday Oklahoman, People, November 17, 1996. p. 6.

Macomber, Bill, “A Little Off the Top.” Art Talk. November, 1996.

Steinberg, David, “Partners of the palette.” Albuquerque Journal, Section C, October 29, 1999. pp. 1-2.

Indyke, Dottie, “Landscape Master Returns.” Albuquerque Journal Venue North, June 25, 2004. p. 4.

Soderberg, Paul, interviewer, “Return of the Art Jedi.” Art-Talk, June-July 2004. Pp. 36-37.

Smith, Craig, “The clear images of Wilson Hurley.” The New Mexican, Pasatiempo June 25-July 1, 2004, pp. 54-56.

Pulkka, Wesley, “Landscapes unite heart, science.” The Sunday (Albuquerque) Journal, July 4, 2004, F5.

Fairfield, Douglas, “Far away, so close.” The New Mexican, Pasatiempo, November 7-13, 2008, pp. 48-51.


Film / DVD


Wilson Hurley. Dir. Wilson Hurley. Art Infinitum, 1979.

Wilson Hurley. Dir. Wilson Hurley. Ken Meyer Productions, 1981.

Price, B. Byron.  Bettina Steinke & Wilson Hurley. Oklahoma City, OK: National Cowboy Hall of Fame, 1995.

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Wilson Hurley: Envisioning the West. Oklahoma City, OK: National Cowboy Hall of Fame, 2011 (DVD length 27:43).