Harvey, George W.

Harvey, George W.

George Wainwright Harvey (American, 1855 – 1930)
New England Landscape, c. 1920
Oil on canvas, 24 x 20 inches
Signed lower right: George W. Harvey
(33 x 29 inches framed)

George Wainwright Harvey was a native of Cape Ann, Massachusetts. Born in East Gloucester, he studied with Philadelphia artist W. H. Weisman who taught on Cape Ann during the mid-1870s. Harvey also traveled to Europe to study, but unlike many other artists who chose Paris, Harvey went to Holland where he was influenced by the Dutch version of Impressionism known as the Hague School. In addition to working in watercolor, George Harvey was also an accomplished etcher.