In this ongoing series for Fine Art Today, we take a longer look at the history and features of a soon-to-be-available artwork of note. This week: Gerald Harvey Jones, “Evening on the Boulevard.”
For several generations, the art of Gerald Harvey Jones (b. 1933) — known as G. Harvey — has commanded worldwide enthusiasm and demand. Born in San Antonio, Texas, G. Harvey has established a renowned artistic career founded on his beautiful representations of turn-of-the-century America and the West.
After graduating from North Texas University, G. Harvey accepted a full-time job at the University of Texas, Austin. However, in 1963, he made the decision to devote himself fully to his passion of painting, a decision that would profoundly affect the rest of his life. Within a few short years, G. Harvey had established himself as one of the preeminent painters in the United States. The Grand National Exhibition in New York and the American Artists’ Professional League presented him with their highly prestigious New Master’s Award shortly thereafter.
G. Harvey is also an accomplished sculptor, with his works in bronze housed in the permanent collections of major corporations, museums, American presidents, governors, and foreign leaders. He has also been honored with solo exhibitions at the Smithsonian Institution and the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Today, he and his wife, Pat, live in Fredericksburg, Texas.
Collectors can undoubtedly expect spirited bidding as one of G. Harvey’s original oils goes up for auction on Friday, August 14, at Titled “Evening on the Boulevard,” the painting is a gorgeous winter scene in the heart of a bustling city. So characteristic of G. Harvey is the warmth of the piece despite its wintery subject. The golden glow of the street lamps blankets the center of the picture, as a horse-drawn trolley makes ready to depart. Men wearing their top hats are alongside women and children walking about and socializing with other shoppers. In this picture, G. Harvey has captured the spirit of a simpler time in America, restoring the sights, sounds, emotions, and memories of the era. The expressive, feathery brushwork also recalls the Impressionists, though it is not a direct translation. G. Harvey’s touch has more clarity and definition, but does not fail to activate the surface of the picture.
“Evening on the Boulevard” opens for bidding at 12 p.m. Eastern at
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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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