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Harold Harvey (1874-1941)

Biography of English painter Harold Harvey (1874-1941)

Harold Harvey (1874-1941) was an English painter was born the son of Francis McFarland Harvey on 20th May 1874 in Penzance in Cornwall. He was initially educated in Cornwall and then studied Art at the Academie Julian in Paris from 1894-1896 under his future mentor Norman Garstin.

In 1896, Harvey studied further at the Academie Delecluse and the Academie Colarossi.

In 1897, he returned to Penzance in Cornwall, where he worked with Norman Garstin. He painted largely in oils, drawing for his subjects scenes of everyday life in his native Cornwall.

Harvey became a member of the Royal Cambrian Academy from 1909 and a member of the Newlyn Society of Artists from 1910-1935.

Harvey married the talented artist Mary Bodinnar in 1911 and they settled in Newlyn.

Harvey, together with his close friend and artist Ernest Proctor, established the Harvey-Proctor School of Art in Newlyn in 1920.

Harvey died on 19th May 1941 in Newlyn in Cornwall.

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Lot FS22/415: Harold Harvey [1874-1941] - Off To Market

Harold Harvey [1874-1941] - Off to Market - signed Harold Harvey and dated '04 bottom left also inscribed on the stretcher Purchased from the Newlyn Art Exhibition 1904" oil on canvas 30 x 46cm.

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000
Realised: £8,000