(1950 - 2001)
Monique Harvey was active/lived in Quebec / Canada. Monique Harvey is known for portrait, figure, still life, landscape, genre and interior scene painting.
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Monique Harvey (1950 – 2001)
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A painter, draftsman* and printmaker, Monique Harvey was born in Montreal, Quebec and died there. The Marc-Aurèle Fortin Museum (Montreal) hosted a retrospective of her works in 1989 and the Musée Pierre-Boucher (Trois-Rivières, Quebec) has an example of her work in its permanent collection.
Her primary medium was oil on canvas. Her subjects included portraits, figures, still life, landscapes, genre* and interiors. Her styles could be described as Expressionism*, Fauvism*, Modernism*, Naive Art*, Primitivism* and Surrealism*. The askART auction images are good illustrations of her oeuvre.
She considered herself a self taught painter; however, she did earn a Certificate in Arts – in drawing and painting – at the University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec (1980). She worked as a photographer before for taking up painting in the late 1970s.
Harvey’s works were included in the exhibitions “Les Femmeuses”, Pratt & Whitney Canada, Longueuil, Quebec (1988, 1989 and 1996); “Women Painters of Quebec”, Musée Marc-Aurèle Fortin, Montréal (1990); “Laurentides: Pictorial Panorama from 1899 to the Present”, Centre d'exposition du Vieux-Palais, Saint-Jérôme, Quebec (1991); and in “Entre Deux Chaises”, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (1998).
Her works have also been shown at prominent commercial galleries such as Galerie Lydia Monaro, Montreal; Galerie Michel-Ange, Montreal; Hollander York Gallery, Toronto; Galerie St-Laurent + Hill, Ottawa; Loch & Mayberry Fine Art, Winnipeg; and Masters Gallery, Calgary.
The Collector's Dictionary of Canadian Artists at Auction (2001), by Anthony R. Westbridge and Diana L. Bodnar (see askART Publications)
Magazin’art: Biennial Guide to Canadian Artists in Galleries, 2000 – 2001” (2000), edited by Lise Goulet and Jean-Guy Thibault; published by Editart International Ltd., Montreal
Canadian Heritage Information Network*
Galerie Michel-Ange, Montreal
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Written and contributed by M.D. Silverbrooke.
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About Monique Harvey
Born: 1950 - Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died: 2001 - Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Known for: portrait, figure, still life, landscape, genre and interior scene painting