André Harvey (sculptor)

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André Harvey
André Harvey works on a sculpture of a seaturtle
Sculptor André Harvey working on "Mysterious Journey" (bronze sea turtle) in 2010 at the Laran Bronze foundry in Chester, Pennsylvania.
BornOctober 9, 1941[1]
DiedFebruary 6, 2018 (aged 76)[1]
Alma materUniversity of Virginia
Known forSculpture, Bronze, Stone, Jewelry
ElectedNational Sculpture Society

William André Harvey (October 9, 1941 – February 6, 2018)[1] was an American sculptor whose realistic and contemporary works are primarily cast in bronze using the lost wax method. Harvey also worked in granite, collage, painting, and produced intricate sculptural jewelry cast in gold. He worked in the Brandywine Valley, in Rockland near Wilmington, Delaware.[2]


Harvey was born in Hollywood, Florida and raised in Pocopson, Pennsylvania. He earned a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Virginia[1] in 1963.[3] In 1969, after working both as a journalist and an educator, he and his wife, Bobbie quit their jobs in search of a life change and traveled through Europe and Morocco. During this period, Harvey met and worked with abstract sculptor Michel Anasse,[4] in Vallauris, France, which resulted in his focus on sculpture as a career.[5]

Once back in the US, Harvey began creating small and large-scale realistic sculptures inspired by his childhood growing up in rural Pocopson, near Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. Harvey's first high-profile exposure was the exhibition of five sculptures for the five windows at Tiffany & Company, New York.[5] Since that time, in a career spanning over four decades, Harvey has produced an extensive volume of work[6] which has been purchased by numerous public and private collections, and has been featured in exhibitions both nationally and internationally.

He was a Fellow and former board member of the National Sculpture Society, New York.[7] Harvey received the National Sculpture Society's Joel Meissner Award and the Tallix Foundry Award.

On June 15 and 16, 2017, the Hagley Museum and Library produced a two part oral history, Interview with André and Bobbie Harvey.[8][9]

Public outdoor sculptures[edit]


Public Collections[edit]


  • Quillman, Catherine, author. Artists of the Brandywine Valley, Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 2010, pp. 70–71.
  • Allys Palladino-Craig, editor. High Roads and Low Roads, Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts Exhibition, 2006, pp. 34–35.
  • Williams, Arthur, author. The Sculpture Reference, Sculpture Books Publishing, 2005, pp. 173, 266, 312, 400, 472.
  • Nature in Art, Marine Conservation Society, U.K., Making Waves – A Celebration of the Sea (brochure), April 2005, p. 18.
  • Levine, Adam and Rogers, Ray, authors. The Philadelphia Flower Show Celebrating 175 Years, Ei Ei O, Harper Collins Publishers, 2003, pp. 208–209.
  • Jinishian, J. Russell, author. Bound for Blue Water – Contemporary American Marine Art, The Greenwich Workshop Press, 2003, p. 167.[20]
  • Fleischer Museum, Master Works of American Sculpture, brochure, 1999–2000.
  • Longwood Gardens, GardenFest at Longwood Gardens September 14–29, 1996 : a guide to displays and activities., brochure and map, September 1996.
  • Edgeworth, Anthony and Zeidner, Lisa, authors. Brandywine, Thomasson-Grant Publishers, 1995, pp. 198–199.
  • National Sculpture Society, All American Sculpture, 1995, p. 11.
  • The New York Times, Museum's Pig Is Stolen, June 29, 1995.[21]
  • Benson, Clea, writer. The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA, This Not-so-little Piggie Is Home Helen, A 400-pound Sculpture, Has Been Returned. She'll Soon Grace Brandywine Museum Grounds Again., June 30, 1995.[22]
  • Dowell, Susan Stiles, author. Southern Accents, Pure Brandywine, March/April 1993, pp. 146–151.
  • Henry, Jean, editor. 'National Sculpture Society, "Contemporary Figurative Sculpture," The National Sculpture Society Celebrates the Figure, 1987, p. 99.
  • Loeb, Vernon, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA, Now It's in to be High on the Hog, August 6, 1978, p. 1A.
  • Parker, Barry, writer. Chattanooga News-Free Press, Artist Warhol Joins Notable for Opening of Harvey Show, March 20, 1977.
  • Hasden, West. The Chattanooga Times, Andre Harvey's Sculpture Show Opens Today, March 20, 1977.
  • Wallace, Andrew, writer. Philadelphia Inquirer, So Real You Expect Bronze to Come to Life, September 5, 1976.


  1. ^ a b c d e Sandomir, Richard (February 16, 2018) André Harvey, Sculptor of the Natural World, Is Dead at 76. New York Times
  2. ^ "André Harvey – History As A Sculptor and His Gallery by Bree Wellons". December 29, 2011. Retrieved 2014-06-16.
  3. ^ "André Harvey's LinkedIn Profile". LinkedIn. Retrieved 2014-06-16.
  4. ^ "French Sculptor Michel Anasse". Retrieved 2014-06-20.
  5. ^ a b "André Harvey Turns The Page". The Hunt Magazine. June 21, 2011. Retrieved 2014-06-16.
  6. ^ "National Sculpture Society Sculptors Showcase". Archived from the original on 2012-09-18. Retrieved 2014-06-16.
  7. ^ "Welcome to the National Sculpture Society : Members". Archived from the original on 2011-06-08. Retrieved 2014-06-16.
  8. ^ Interview with André and Bobbie Harvey, Session 1 (WAV). Wilmington, DE: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library. June 15, 2017. 2017235_Harvey_session1. Retrieved October 23, 2017.
  9. ^ Interview with André and Bobbie Harvey, Session 2 (WAV). Wilmington, DE: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library. June 16, 2017. 2017235_Harvey_session2. Retrieved October 23, 2017.
  10. ^ Spring Ballet[permanent dead link]
  11. ^ "Meijer Gardens YouTube Video at 8:57, 9:05 and 9:20-minute marks". Retrieved 2014-06-16.
  12. ^ "Enchanted Woods – Tram Stop Location Change Winterthur Garden Blog". April 16, 2014. Retrieved 2014-06-16.
  13. ^ "Public art consulting in Port Charlotte Town Centre Mall". Retrieved 2014-06-16.
  14. ^ "Bronze Sculptor André Harvey on "Samara Turning With the Wind" | Blog". June 20, 2011. Retrieved 2014-06-16.
  15. ^ "A Sculptor from Brandywine and More". March 12, 2012. Retrieved 2014-06-16.
  16. ^ Aaron Jones (September 30, 2013). "Outdoor Sculpture "Stella" is No Boar". Retrieved 2014-06-18.
  17. ^ "University of Delaware BRONZE SCULPTURE graces scenic campus spot". November 1, 2001. Retrieved 2014-06-16.
  18. ^ "National Sculpture Society : Fellows Invitational 2013". Archived from the original on 2014-06-16. Retrieved 2014-06-16.
  19. ^ "Letters to the Editor | The University of Virginia Magazine". Retrieved 2014-06-16.
  20. ^ "Andre Harvey. A Gathering of Emperors. J. Russell Jinishian Gallery, Inc". Retrieved 2014-06-16.
  21. ^ "Museum's Pig Is Stolen – New York Times". Chadds Ford (Pa): June 29, 1995. Retrieved 2014-06-16.
  22. ^ Benson, Clea (February 22, 2013). "This Not-so-little Piggie Is Home Helen, A 400-pound Sculpture, Has Been Returned. She'll Soon Grace Brandywine Museum Grounds Again. -". Retrieved 2014-06-16.

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