Painter Robert Hurst is one of the top sports artists in the country. In addition to his sports-themed artwork, he creates vibrant music and western themed paintings. Working with acrylic paints, Robert is able to create a feeling of dynamic movement. Using gestural sweeps of vibrant color he captures the essence of the people and subjects he commits to canvas.
Robert’s art education began at Stephen F. Austin University and North Harris County College in Texas, where he studied medical illustration. In 1983, he studied painting at The Art Institute of Houston. Mostly, however, Robert is self-taught. His artwork has been published extensively, such as in Country Lifestyle Magazine, Art Trends, Sports Collectors Digest, New Texas Magazine, and more.
Widely sought after by both corporations and private collectors, Robert’s work is included in the notable collections of the Dallas Cowboys, the University of Texas, the Babe Ruth Museum in Baltimore, The Negro Leagues Museum in Kansas City, the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in Waco, TX, The College Baseball Foundation, and The Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo, among many others. Since 1997, Robert has been the official artist to the Texas Sports Hall of Fame. The New Orleans Saints football organization chose Robert’s image to publicize their 1999-2000 season. The Baltimore Orioles commissioned him to create a large work that now hangs in the reception area of Camden Yards Ballpark. In 2006, Robert became the Official Artist to the College Baseball Hall of Fame.
Chicago Linebackers is a tribute to the great linebackers who played for the Chicago Bears. In the middle of this NFL painting is probably the greatest linebacker of them all, Pro Football Hall of Fame member, #51, Dick Butkus—NFL art and pro football at its finest and a great addition to any man cave or sports art collector’s favorite piece of NFL memorabilia.
NFL Chicago Bears portrayed in this painting include Clyde “Bulldog” Turner, George Connor, Bill George, Dick Butkus, Mike Singletary and Brian Urlacher cover the last 75 years.
Sack Leaders had to be the first NFL painting commissioned for this collection of NFL art. This painting is a tribute to the real all-time sack leaders in the NFL; #75, Deacon Jones from the Los Angeles Rams (now the St. Louis Rams); #92, Michael Strahan from the New Your Giants; #78, Bruce Smith from the Buffalo Bills; and #92, Reggie White from the Green Bay Packers. All of these defensive ends are members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and this NFL painting belongs in every man cave and in the home of every NFL fan and NFL art collector’s favorite piece of NFL memorabilia.
Pennsylvania Passers depicts five of the greatest Hall of Fame quarterbacks of all-time, and all hailing from Pennsylvania. Included in this NFL art are #3, Dan Marino from the Miami Dolphin; #12, Jim Kelly from the Buffalo Bills; #19, Johnny Unitas from the then Baltimore Colts (now the Indianapolis Colts); and two more members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame who were incredible athletes—one from the New York Jets, and the other a San Francisco 49er…a great addition to any man cave or sports art collector’s favorite piece of NFL memorabilia
Silver, Black and Chrome
Silver, Black and Chrome is a wonderful example of NFL Art, Silver, Black and Chrome is painting of pro football’s Oakland Raiders and Los Angeles Raiders all-time greats, including members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, coaches, and the owner. There are twelve different images that are depicted in this NFL painting…a great addition to any man cave or sports art collector’s favorite piece of NFL memorabilia.