Born in Guatemala, Peter Harvey received his artistic education at the University of Miami and at The Art Student’s League in New York. In addition to his work as a stage designer, since 1987 he devotes his time almost exclusively to the art of painting in the U.S. and France. 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 highlights 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«.
His art paintings in both oils and watercolours he has presented in some one-man exhibitions at Nicholas Davies & Co., the Hudson Guild and the Emily Harvey Foundation in New York City and at the Risk Press Gallery in Los Angeles. Internationally he has shown his works in London. With great success he curated the two exhibitions »Stage Struck«, a collection of scenic and costume designs by some 90 artists, and »Paul Thek & His Circle – the 1950‘s« at the Leslie-Lohman Museum in Soho.