Harold Harvey Penlee House Cornwall

Welcome to Penlee House Penzance Cornwall where in June 2024 there is a fantastic exhibition of the artist Harold Harvey. Harold Harvey Penlee House Cornwall

Carrying the Oars 1906
The Road to Market 1924
Hoeing 1913

Harold Harvey (1874-1941) was a British painter known for his Impressionist-style works depicting scenes of everyday life in Cornwall, England.

He was part of the New School, a group of artists based in the fishing village of Newlyn who were known for their plein air painting and focus on rural and coastal subjects.

Harvey’s paintings often featured local fishermen, harbour scenes, and intimate portraits of his family and friends.

Daffodils 1910
My Kitchen 1923
Girls Outside Gaiety Theatre Newlyn 1925

His work is characterized by loose brushwork, vibrant colours, and a sense of immediacy and intimacy.

Today, Harvey is considered one of the leading figures of the Newlyn School and his paintings are highly sought after by collectors.

Portrait of Rhoda 1934
Mother and Child 1918
The Donkey Meadow 1924

Enjoy browsing through the rest of the pictures below.

Harold Harvey Penlee House Cornwall. the exceptional Harold Harvey is how Penlee House describe him - with great accuracy!
The Blue Door 1931
Harold Harvey Penlee House Cornwall. the exceptional Harold Harvey is how Penlee House describe him - with great accuracy!
Girl on a Cliff 1926
Harold Harvey Penlee House Cornwall. the exceptional Harold Harvey is how Penlee House describe him - with great accuracy!
Hikers 1933
On Top of the Bus 1932
St Just Tin Miners 1935
Longships Lighthouse 1936

I’ve deleted the frames for two reasons. The first is that when you take your own photographs of paintings in a gallery, it is extremely difficult to get the image lined up squarely. Subsequent levelling out and even cutting down the frame looks distorted.

Harold Harvey Penlee House Cornwall. the exceptional Harold Harvey is how Penlee House describe him - with great accuracy!
Blackberrying 1917
Harold Harvey Penlee House Cornwall. the exceptional Harold Harvey is how Penlee House describe him - with great accuracy!
Blackberries 1922

Secondly and most importantly in my opinion, by excluding the frame, much more focus is allowed on the actual picture otherwise distracted by a frame, particularly if the frame is elaborate.