Gertrude Bodinnar Harvey
(1879 - 1966)
Gertrude Bodinnar Harvey was active/lived in England. Gertrude Harvey is known for floral still-life and landscape painting, textile and clothing design.
Biography Gertrude Bodinnar Harvey
Gertrude Bodinnar Harvey, 1879—1966: Painter of flowers, landscapes; needlework and clothing designer, in a range of styles and media
The daughter of John Mathews Bodinnar, a cooper, and Ann Crews Bodinnar (nee Curnow), Gertrude was the eighth of ten children and was Cornish-born. Her first contact with art was as a model that included posing for her future husband Harold Harvey, and the experience fascinated her. She made notes of how the painters worked, and she discovered in herself a talent for art and design.
She and Harold later married in about 1911. Gertrude used mostly oil on canvas, board, card or paper, but also tempera, gouache and sketches (sold at NAG), and also enjoyed needlework and clothing design. I
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