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Harold Harvey ( 1874 - 1941)
Harold Harvey was born in Penzance, 20th May 1874, the son of a bank manager. Harvey studied in Penzance with the Irish born painter Norman Garstin (1855-1926) and in the 1890’s studied, as did so many of his compatriots, in Paris at the Academy Julian under Benjamin Constant (1845-1902) and Jean-Paul Laurens (1838-1921). At the progressive Académie Julian, Harvey would have been exposed to the recent trends in French painting, particularly the social realism of the influential Jules Bastien-Lepage (1848-1884) and his circle, and would certainly have been familiar with the Impressionists and their followers.