His Figures cast in Iron won the First Prize in the Sculpture section of the Cornwall Polytechnic's Annual Exhibition in 1834 in Falmouth. The artist sent his work from Hayle. (He was possibly a member of the Harvey family that ran the iron Foundry at Hayle; Iron casting was not a "back shed practice".)
V Lander comments on her 'finely observed architecture of the cathedral [Truro] dominating the view from the river in a series of fine and delicate studies.' (2011)
Rebecca is originally from East Anglia. She was awarded an MA in Ceramics & Glass from the Royal College of Art in London. She employs a range of techniques, including soda firing, to produce attractive patterns and textures in her pots. While essentially domestic in function, her highly individual pieces reflect an interest in eighteenth century cream ware, Japanese ceramics and architectural designs. She has exhibited not only at London's V & A, but throughout the UK, as well as in Germany, the USA and Japan.
This artist, unknown to us until recently (2013), was found by Debra Meister, who researches and authors visual catalogues of the works known as CORNISH LITANY items, primarily produced by known artists as souvenirs for the village of Polperro in Cornwall. Though not mentioned in the standard art dictionaries, Meister has also found on-line references to oil paintings of harbour scenes, and one specifically known as 'Porth Leven Harbour'. A recent correspondent (2015) has noted the following: 'On 22nd July 1974, I purchased a pastel scene of Port Leven Harbour from the Cornwall Society of Artists in Polperro.'
2016: A correspondent has provided a cache of information about Victor Martin Harvey, and a visual image of one of his drawings, which we only knew by initials previously. She draws our attention to the biography of Harvey which is posted by the Goldmark Gallery (on-line as listed below). Born and brought up in Leytonstone, east London, his apprenticeship to Curtis Brothers Advertising meant that he could attend St Martin's School of Art part-time for several years. In addition to making medical drawings for an East End hospital surgeon, he joined G S Royde's Advertising Agency as a commercial artist.
By 1942, Harvey was posted to Cornwall in the war-time fire service working in Bodmin. Deciding to remain in Cornwall after the war, be took up teaching duties at Wadebridge Community College, while continuing with his own work as a commercial artist and signwriter. His son, the artist Martin HARVEY, grew up in St Mabyn, where the family lived.
By the 1960s Harvey was living on the proceeds of his art work, and became a founder-member of the Camel Art Society, Wadebridge. Wadebridge Town Council hold examples of his work. A retrospective was mounted by the Camel Art Society in 1981, which travelled in part to St Ives, the RWA and the East Cornwall Societies of Artists.
Born in Hampshire, Catherine Harvey Jefferson studied art at Falmouth and Winchester School of Art, where she obtained a BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Art. Her formative years were spent sailing the coasts of Cornwall, Brittany and Ireland. Catherine is descended from the HARVEY family, so her links with Cornwall go back three generations.
The artist has exhibited widely in Cornwall and beyond, and her works are held in private collections in London and New York.
Harwood paints bright, bold portraits of animals. She moved to Cornwall in 1995, opening a ceramic studio in Liskeard in 2001. After taking a course in Art and Design she began to produce 'cow portraits', which were sold out when first exhibited in 2003. She now paints full-time from a studio in Dobwalls.
Sue Haseman trained originally as a graphic designer in Birmingham. Currently she lives and works in Mullion. Her painting, which focuses on family portraits and still lifes, represents an attempt to express the human condition. She has exhibited at the Lander Gallery in Truro and Falmouth Art Gallery.
Haslehust is the illustrator of the series (undated) published by Blackie & Son Ltd. entitled 'Beautiful England'. The text for The Cornish Riviera is by Sidney Heath, and 12 coloured plates of Cornwall taken from original paintings are listed below. No detail is currently known about this artist.
She was born 10 April 1839, London and died there on 16 April, 1926, age 87 (GRO). A very active artist who exhibited widely, she was a member of the Society of Lady Artists. Bednar has noted a Newlyn title by her in 1885.