- The Artist
Retired December 2015 (All editions closed/retired)
1933 - 2017
Celebrated impressionist G. Harvey is a modest man whose humility belies his unqualified success. His original paintings and bronze sculptures are in the collections of major corporations, museums, the United States government, American presidents, governors, foreign leaders, and captains of industry. He has been the recipient of innumerable awards and the subject of three books.
G. Harvey grew up in the rugged hills of San Antonio, Texas. His grandfather was a trail boss at 18 and helped shape an American legend. The American West is not only the artist's birthright, but an inspiration.
Harvey's art has intrigued and captivated a generation. his skilled use of light in dramatic settings, his considerable talent and persistent striving for perfection have placed him and his work at the forefront of late twentieth century American art. The artist's subjects have influenced a worldwide enthusiasm and demand for contemporary American art. harvey paints the spirit of America from its western hills and prairies to the hustle and bustle of it's great cities.
In telling what was, Harvey's art stimulates our senses to the beauty that surrounds us and reminds us that rain-slick streets still reflect the lights of shops and the headlights of cars. We can still see our breath on a cold morning, and gray winter days still draw us to the hearth.
Harvey's work reminds us that life has changed both very much and very little, and that country lanes and city streets are still romantic. It is, after all, from living in the present that G. Harvey draws from the past.