Born in Guatemala, of English parents, Peter Harvey first began drawing and painting when he came to the U.S. to attend highschool. He continued his artisitc education at the University of Miami in Coral Gables and later at The Art Student's League in New York where he painted under Will Barnet and Harry Sternberg. Well known in New York as a theatrical designer, the apogee of his theatre career was in 2004 when he was commissioned by the New York City Ballet to redesign Jewels which he had originally designed for George Balanchine in 1967. Other high-lights of his 30 years in the theatre have been the full-length Balanchine ballet A Midsummer Night's Dream for the Zurich Opera Ballet, the original New York and London productions of The Boys in the Band and the hit musical Dames at Sea. Since 1987, Peter devotes his time almost exclusively to the art of painting in the U.S. and France. He works in both oils and watercolors.
(Information as of 2023)