Fonds ATH 23.01 - Maureen Harvey fonds

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Maureen Harvey fonds

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CA ATH ATH 23.01

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"Basky" children's book illustrations; 15 original watercolor paintings, 19 tracings, 14 color proofs and one letter from book author Dorothy Lane.
"The Silver Chair" children's book illustrations; six original pen and ink drawings and six cover proofs

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(1939 - Present)

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Maureen Harvey, née O’Neill, was born in Edmonton, Alberta on April 24th, 1939 and attended St. Joseph’s High School. She attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and obtained her BA majoring in Arts on July 7th 1962. Her studies included scientific drawing as related to anatomy and life studies. She married Dr. John Harvey in Edmonton in 1963 and the couple bought a farm in Athabasca County in 1973 as a weekend retreat. Harvey has an art studio at the rural property. Her work includes two books, “Basky” written by Athabascan, Dorothy Lane, and “The Silver Chain,” written by Edmontonian, Gerda Bako. She has also created murals on themes of heritage, pioneers, dinosaurs, and people, birds and plants of the Bahamas. The murals are in Alberta communities including Edmonton, Sherwood Park, Slave Lake, Calgary (Ferguson School), and Grande Prairie.

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Maureen Harvey

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Maureen Harvey illustrated two children's books; "The Silver Chain" by Gerda Bako in 1973 and "Basky" by Dorothy Lane in 1999.

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Maureen Harvey


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Copies of the two book, "The Silver Chain," and "Basky" are available at Athabasca Archives.

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ATH 23.01

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Maureen Harvey

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