(1928 - 1994)
Bessie Harvey was active/lived in Georgia. Bessie Harvey is known for sculpture-ethnic subjects.
Biography Bessie Harvey
Bessie Harvey was born October 11, 1929 in Dallas, Georgia; died August 12, 1994.
Born in Dallas, Georgia in 1929, Bessie Harvey's childhood was one of poverty and hardship. She grew up during the Great Depression, the seventh of thirteen children. She is oft quoted as saying "The story of my life would make Roots and The Color Purple look like a fairy tale. There was nothing. In the morning, you'd just get up, go looking for whatever
you could find, and if you had one meal that day, then you'd made progress." Bessie attended school through the fourth grade, then went to work as a domestic. She married Charles Harvey at the age of fourteen, so she was no longer a economic burden to her family. Bessie stayed married to Harvey into
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