Artwork by Lee Harvey Roswell
Lee Harvey Roswell's artwork is simply a portrayal of life, the attention
focused on the bonds between
suffering and humor. Hence, the many appearances in his work of adversity's
most beloved target... the one that bounces back, the Clown. And all the world's
a stage in Lee's eyes.
Born and raised in the small town of Freefall, New York, Lee Harvey Roswell was
a shy, melancholic daydreamer who exhibited an early aptitude for drawing and
the arts. Always marching to a drum that only he could hear, Lee eventually
dropped out of school and became a fixed, if peculiar presence at his local
library. "Self taught" as the art world likes to say. And, like any good ol'
American adventure story, the day came when Lee headed for the sunny promise of
the west coast. A bad bit of fortune, he didn't recognize the path he was
traveling down was, in fact, the proverbial low road. Casting all his belongings
to the wind, living on the streets, eruptive with fits of depression, and
spiraling into addictions that nearly destroyed him, Lee was looking like a
Van Gogh minus the chance of a posthumous success story. Luckily this little
fairytale of a bio ends happily, and Lee did find his way to sobriety, stability,
and success. Lee now enjoys working avidly at his craft, pushing himself
to new levels, and regarding his profession as one of the most privileged
of life-long studies. His work is shown and collected worldwide. Lee
Harvey Roswell lives in San Francisco, and thanks his lucky stars for the
role he gets to play in this life.
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