André Harvey was born in 1941. He graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. Degree in 1963. After working both as a journalist and educator, he traveled through Europe for a year. In 1969, while in Valauris, France, Harvey worked with abstract sculptor, Michael Anasse. Upon returning to the United States, Harvey began his sculptural career first working in fiberglass and then moving on to bronze, 18-22K gold, collages, and granite. Harvey is largely self-taught.
André Harvey has been a professional sculptor since 1970. He is a Fellow and former Board Member of the National Sculpture Society in New York and also professionally associated with the International Sculpture Society in Washington, D.C. and Artist’s Equity in New York. Harvey was a recipient of the National Sculpture Society’s Joel Meissner Award and the Tallix Foundry Award.
Harvey’s sculpture is highly realistic with a concentration on animals. His sculptures are characterized by extensive research of the subject including working with biologists on location in the wild.