Vale Nevin Hurst

We pay tribute to art dealer, Nevin Hurst who died on Tuesday 11 April, surrounded by family. Based in his Masterpiece gallery in Hobart, his expansive knowledge of Australian art, especially that of the colonial era, will be sorely missed. We at Lauraine Diggins Fine Art especially enjoyed a genuine friendship and fruitful working relationship, benefitting from his expertise and cheered by his jolly nature. Nevin deservedly had a reputation as story-teller, and published two books, My Masterpieces highlighting a number of significant paintings he handled as an art dealer, and his memoir, From Rabbit Traps to Rembrandts. Despite retiring a few years ago, Nevin continued his art dealing as his passionate interest, sourcing, researching and placing artworks with clients. Our thoughts are with his wife Rose and family and with Mastepiece staff past and present, especially Arzina and Zac.