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Explore Guy Harvey’s Powerful Take on Hemingway’s ‘The Old Man & the Sea’

Explore Guy Harvey’s Powerful Take on Hemingway’s ‘The Old Man & the Sea’

Guy Harvey’s work may be most associated with coastal bound dads and dudes on fishing cruises, but his work goes way beyond pop culture fashion. The Key West Art & Historical Society offers this amazing online exhibition of Harvey’s “catch” of the timeless tale of Ernest Hemingway’s ‘The Old Man & the Sea.’ – Editor

Widely recognized today as one of the world’s finest marine wildlife artists, Guy Harvey combines his unique artistic talents with his background as a marine biologist, diver, photographer and angler, to create magnificent marine wildlife art. Guy’s artistic roots can be traced back to his childhood on the island of Jamaica, where he spent many hours fishing and diving. While attending a boarding school in England, Guy became captivated by Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea and subsequently began developing a series of sketches which are featured in this exhibition. His illustrations of the tale of Santiago’s epic battle with the marlin helped launch Guy Harvey’s career as an artist.

The online exhibition Depicting Hemingway: Guy Harvey Sketches ‘The Old Man and the Sea’ features 59 original pen-and-ink drawings by internationally-renowned marine wildlife artist and conservationist, Guy Harvey. The sketches follow the narrative of Ernest Hemingway’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Old Man and the Sea. Click through for full gallery of prints.

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Key West Art & Historical Society

Committed to preservation, the Key West Art & Historical Society collects, safeguards and interprets all facets of Florida Keys culture through compelling curatorial and educational initiatives and partnerships. With its four culturally distinct museums – Key West Museum of Art & History, the Key West Lighthouse & Keeper’s Quarters, Fort East Martello, and the Tennessee Williams Museum – the Society is dedicated to community engagement through its diverse educational programs, exhibitions, and online resources.

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