Ralph Hurst (American, 1918-2003) Girl Washing Her Hair, 1947 Mahogany, 17x12x12 in. Gift of Ralph N. Hurst. Born and educated in Indiana, but spent most of his life in Florida, including a 27-year tenure as Professor of Art at Florida State University. He taught ceramics, woodworking and art education, while concurrently his own work expanded far beyond those limitations. This piece, like many of his works, is a closed-form sculpture, meaning that the figure closes in on itself.