Harold Harvey - Seaweed Gatherer, oil on canvas Harold C. Harvey (1874 - 1941) was a Cornish impressionist painter. He painted in oils and watercolours. Harvey was born in Penzance, Cornwall, the son of a bank manager. Harvey studied painting at the Penzance Art School under the Irish born painter, Norman Garstin. He then attending the Academie Julian in Paris between 1894 and 1896. He began his career exploring social realism and impressionism by painting local fishing and agricultural scenes. Harvey married Gertrude Bodinnar in 1911 in Newlyn. The couple had met when Gertrude posed for Harvey. She also became a painter, and was particularly interested in fabrics. Over the years, Harvey expanded his repertoire to include a wide range of subjects such as still lives, interiors, portraits, landscapes, religious themes, and the industrial landscape of Cornwall.