George Frederick Harvey
(1806 - 1876)
George Frederick Harvey was active/lived in United Kingdom, Scotland. George Harvey is known for history, religion, portrait and genre painting.
Biography George Frederick Harvey
Sir George Frederick Harvey was a Scottish painter, the son of a watchmaker and was born at St Ninians, near Stirling. Soon after his birth his parents removed to Stirling, where George was apprenticed to a bookseller. His love for art having, however, become very decided, in his eighteenth year, he entered the Trustees' Academy at Edinburgh. Here he so distinguished himself that in 1826 he was invited by the Scottish artists, who had resolved to found a Scottish academy, to join it as an associate (see Royal Scottish Academy).
Harvey's first picture, A Village School, was exhibited in 1826 at the Edinburgh Institution, (forerunner of the Edinburgh Academy) and from the time of the opening of the Edinburgh Academy in the follo
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