Bruce Hurn (1926-2020) was a well-known painter of landscapes mainly in oil and later in acrylic, art teacher and art inspector. He was born in Spalding, Lincolnshire. He studied art at Birmingham College of Art gaining his qualification in 1946. Hurn then became a tutor at Nuneaton School of Art and from 1947-1973 was director of art and design at King Edward’s School in Birmingham and also head of the Moseley Branch School of Art until 1973. He was appointed HM Inspector of Schools for Art 1973-86 by which time he had moved to Chislehurst in Kent. Hurn was a regular exhibitor with the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, of which society he acted as President 1973/74, and he also showed with the Herbert Art Gallery in Coventry and at the Compendium Gallery in Birmingham. In 1979 he exhibited two works at the Royal Academy. In 2006 the artist donated three of his paintings to the collection of the RBSA, which are illustrated on the Art UK website.