Harvey Sherman Harris

Harvey Harris, a member of LSU School of Art Faculty from 1967-1982, made a significant impact on the scope and breath of the Fine Art Program during his tenure at the university. Realizing fine art was his passion from a young age, Harris held a relentless pursuit throughout his life to develop and study his hand at art making. His education began at the Hartford Art School and led him to Kansas City and later to a practicing artist in New York. Living and working in Connecticut in the 1950’s Harris’ further expanded his knowledge through mentorship during his time at Yale guided by masters like Josef Albers and Williem de Kooning. This was a pivotal turning point for the artist and led him to discover his love of teaching. After receiving his Master of Fine Art from Yale, Harris accepted a position at Louisiana State University where he began a pillar in the art community and influenced a generation of young artists.  

“In the year 1921, when I was aged six, I attended first grade…at Christmas time of that year, my teacher gave me the most wonderful of all gifts¬¬-a large sheaf of drawing paper and a large box filled with waxed crayons. She had observed that I would rather make drawings above all else. My life as an artist began at that moment, in that one room school house so long ago.”
Harvey Sherman Harris
#304
Pastel on Paper
11.25x8.5
Harvey Sherman Harris
#305
Acrylic on Paper
8.25x10
Harvey Sherman Harris
Blue Hair
Acrylic on Paper
11.25x8.5
Harvey Sherman Harris
Conversation Piece
Acrylic on Paper
10.75x8.25
Harvey Sherman Harris
Dark Nude
Acrylic on Paper
21x29.5
Harvey Sherman Harris
Embowered in Flowers
Charcoal on Paper
17x11
Harvey Sherman Harris
Find the Bull's Head
Acrylic on Paper
17.5x24
Harvey Sherman Harris
Green Birds in Flight
Acrylic on Paper
19.25x14.25
Harvey Sherman Harris
Hidden Faces Collection
Acrylic on Paper
17.5x11
Harvey Sherman Harris
Self-Portrait
Ink on Paper
7x5.5
Harvey Sherman Harris
Serene Head
Acrylic on Paper
11.25x8.25
Harvey Sherman Harris
Sometimes a Bold Face
Acrylic and Colored Pencil on Paper
23.5x17.5
Harvey Sherman Harris
Sometimes Two Faces I
Acrylic on Paper
21x17
Harvey Sherman Harris
Standing Horse
Acrylic on Paper
17.5x23.75
Harvey Sherman Harris
Standing Horse
Acrylic on Paper
17.5x23
Harvey Sherman Harris
Standing Horse II
Acrylic on Paper
15.5x18
Harvey Sherman Harris
The Temptress Gouache
Gouache on Paper
13x10.25
Harvey Sherman Harris
The Vacant Eye
Acrylic on Paper
14x11
Harvey Sherman Harris
The White Elephant
Acrylic on Paper
17.75x23.75
Harvey Sherman Harris
Woman in Contemplation
Charcoal on Paper
17x11
Harvey Sherman Harris
Woman's Torso IV
Acrylic on Paper
17x11
Harvey Sherman Harris
Yellow Bear's Head
Acrylic on Panel
3.375 x 5.625
Harvey Sherman Harris
Sometimes Three Faces
Pastel on Paper
24x18