Harold Harvey (1874-1941)
Painter, born in Penzance and who studied under Norman Garstin and afterwards in Paris at the Académie Julian, 1894-96, Académie Colarossi and Académie Delecluse also in 1896. He began his painting career as a follower of the early Newlyn artists, particularly Stanhope Forbes. He exhibited at the RA from 1898, also at the RHA, ROI, Goupil Gallery and in the provinces and abroad and held solo exhibitions at the Leicester Galleries in 1918, 1920 and 1926. Harold Harvey was an elected member of the RCamA, 1909-13 and the NSA. He achieved public recognition and was selected to take part in the Venice Biennale of 1924. During the 1920’s he ran a school of painting with his friend Ernest Procter.