1936 - 1990

Roger Ellerker Harvey, was born at 48 Loudon Avenue, Coventry on 17 August 1936, son of Harold Edgar Harvey (19 October 1900-1984), a machine tool fitter, and his wife Mabel Hettie née Nicholls (9 April 1901-1974), who married at Coventry in 1932. Roger studied landscape and portraiture at The Coventry College of Art and on leaving college, enlisted in the Royal Air Force. His two great interests are art and photography and he won his first prize in photography at the age of eleven, later won eight Fuji Platinum Photographer of the Year Awards and is a qualified general practice photographer ABIPP, AMPA. Roger believes there is a close link between art and photography, which the old masters discovered with camera obscura, making the two closely intertwined and complimenting each other. During the 1970's-1980's he gained an international reputation as a sports artist and many limited edition prints were created from the paintings of stars, such as George Best, Chris Evert, Ian Botham, Nick Faldo, Mick Mills, John McEnroe, David Gower, Ray Clemence and many more but the largest commission was a six feet by four feet canvas of Liverpool FC, commissioned by Hitachi in 1980, which still hangs at Anfield. He exhibited at The Tryon Gallery in Dover Street, London W1, as well as at a number of regional galleries in the UK. Having retired from business and living in Suffolk, Roger again had the time to enjoy painting. He died at Bridge House, South Owersby, Lincolnshire on 20 March 1990.

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