(1914 - 1994)
Harold Keay was active/lived in United Kingdom.
Biography Harold Keay
Harry Keay trained at Dundee College of Art. During the Second World War he was exempted from military service due to a bad right arm (thus a left-handed painter), but remained involved through a role in the observer corps. Following the War and for much of the rest of his life, he devoted his life to the teaching and practicing of art.
As with many Scottish artists, Keay had strong connections to, and derived a huge amount of inspiration from, his peers - specifically, he was taught by James Cowie and had a close friend and mentor in James McIntosh Patrick, an influence that shines clear in his work. Often focused on still-life subjects, such as those in Dundee's public collection, a strong Dutch influence runs t
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