Harold Harvey: Painter of Cornwall

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First major study of the most significant Cornish-born artist in the Newlyn art colony which flourished from 1880 to 1930. Kenneth McConkey sets Harvey in the context of the art movements of the time, and shows how his early 'genre' paintings of rustic and marine life, so characteristic of the early Newlyn artists, gradually gave way to a more sophisticated subject matter - Harvey was noted for his sumptuous interiors - and a flatter and more decorative style of painting. His early work could be compared with that of Stanhope Forbes, while his later paintings show clear affinities with those of fellow painters such as Laura Knight and Dod Procter. The book includes a 'life' of the artist and catalog raisonne of more than 600 paintings. There are 110 illustrations of Harvey's favoured subjects: the Cornish at work, children at play, and intimate interior scenes and conversation pieces.

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The Life of Harold Harvey
Catalogue raisonné

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About the author (2001)

McConkey is Professor of Art History and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Northumbria at Newcastle.

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