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September 16, 2009

Guy Harvey art exhibit coming to IGFA in October

Harvey will also be inducted into the 11th class of the IGFA's Fishing Hall of Fame October 27.
By Igfa

Next month the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum will feature the highly acclaimed marine artworks of Dr. Guy Harvey. 
 
 The celebration of his works will be presented in the IGFA's Changing Gallery.
 
 In over three decades of professional painting and marine photography Guy Harvey has made a name for himself as not only an internationally renowned marine and sports fishing artist but also as a marine biologist, conservationist, explorer, diver, scientist, videographer, author, philanthropist, TV host, merchandiser, restaurateur and angler.
 
 With no formal art training but with a scientist's eye for detail, he began sketching fish during his youth.  Praise for the 119 illustrations in Guy's 1983 doctoral thesis convinced him to put on a one-man show of his work, and within three years Harvey had become a full-time artist. 
 
 Guy has long been a vocal proponent of catch-and-release and generously donates artwork, time and funds for numerous institutions and conservation groups, including the Guy Harvey Research Institute established at Nova Southeastern University in 1999.
 
 He shares his knowledge and art in books, TV shows, and DVDs.  Harvey became an IGFA Representative in 1986 and has been a member of the IGFA Board of Trustees since 1993. In 2008 Dr. Harvey created the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation.
 
 Harvey will be inducted into the 11th class of the IGFA's Fishing Hall of Fame October 27.  He and his family live in Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands.