The Artist & Sculptor

Andre Harvey preparing to work on a bronze sculpture at Laran Bronze Foundry

André Harvey (1941 - 2018) was an American sculptor whose realistic and contemporary works are primarily cast in bronze using the lost wax method. Harvey also worked in granite, made collages, painted (watercolors), and produced intricate sculptural jewelry cast in 18K and 22K gold. He worked in the Brandywine Valley, in Rockland, just north of Wilmington, Delaware.

André Harvey graduated from the University of Virginia in 1963. 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, in Vallauris, France, which resulted in his focus on sculpture as a career.

Once back in the U.S., 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. Since that time, in a career spanning over four decades, Harvey produced an extensive volume of work which was purchased by numerous public and private collections, and featured in exhibitions both nationally and internationally.

National Sculpture Society

He was a Fellow and Board Member of the National Sculpture Society, New York. The National Sculpture Society was founded in New York City in 1893 by a group of America’s most prominent sculptors, such as Daniel Chester French and Augustus St. Gaudens. It’s members have created much of this country’s public sculpture, coins, and medals. It is the oldest organization of professional sculptors in the United States. Harvey received the National Sculpture Society’s Joel Meissner Award, the Tallix Foundry Award, and the Edith H. and Richman Proskauer Prize for “Non-Traditional Sculpture”.

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Selected Exhibitions

  • National Sculpture Society, New York, NY
  • NSS Port of History Museum, Philadelphia, PA
  • National Academy of Design, New York, NY
  • Tiffany & CO., New York, NY
  • National Audubon Society, New York, NY
  • Hunter Museum, Chattanooga, TN
  • Brandywine River Museum of Art, Chadds Ford, PA
  • Fine Arts Center (Cheekwood), Nashville, TN
  • Amarillo Art Museum, TX
  • The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia
  • The International Centre for Wildlife Art, Gloucester, U.K.
  • Mystic Maritime Gallery, Mystic, CT
  • Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC
  • Palazzo Mediceo, Seravessa, Italy
  • Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA
  • Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood, Stockbridge, MA
  • Philadelphia Flower Show, Philadelphia, PA
  • Art in Embassies Program, Washington, DC
  • The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York, NY
  • Naples Botanical Garden, Naples, FL
  • Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet, SC

Selected Public Collections

  • The International Centre for Wildlife Art, Gloucester, U.K.
  • Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS
  • Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  • Brandywine River Museum of Art, Chadds Ford, PA
  • Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR
  • The Frederik Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC
  • Simon Property Group, Indianapolis, IN
  • Muskegon Art Museum, Muskegon, MI
  • Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library, Winterthur, DE
  • Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR
  • University of Delaware, Newark, DE
  • Mt. Cuba Center, Hockessin, DE
  • Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, TN
  • Art in Embassies Program, Washington, D.C.
  • Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE
  • Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA
  • Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet, SC