Depicting Hemingway: Guy Harvey Sketches The Old Man and the Sea

Next date: Dec 18, 2018 - click here for time schedule - English

A collection of 59 pen-and-ink illustrations by world-renowned artist, conservationist, scientistand entrepreneur Dr. Guy Harvey is now in display alongthe grand staircase of theKey West Art & Historical Society’s Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street in Key West. The exhibit is on loanindefinitely by Dave and Cheryl Copham.

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Titled “Depicting Hemingway: Guy Harvey Sketches The Old Man and the Sea,”the exhibit is based on the tale of Santiago the fisherman and his battle with the marlin in Ernest Hemingway’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. The Old Man and the Sea was introduced to Dr. Harvey by his mother when he was 11 years old and it instantly fascinated him, becoming his biggest inspiration to become an artist and begin depicting marine life. The 59 pieces were drawn by Dr. Harvey over the course of a year while attending boarding school England as a teenager.According to Dr. Harvey, the range of media he uses today was all developed from this illustrative pen and ink style.

Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 6 and up, and free for children under 6. Monroe County students also receive complimentary admission with ID and all other students can enter the museum for $5.

The Custom House Museum is one of four museums stewarded by Key West Art & Historical Society, all of which are listed in TripAdvisor’s “10 Best Museums in Key West.”


Custom House Museum
281 Front St, Key West, FL 33040 (Map)

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