WorldCat Identities

Speed, Harold 1873-

Works: 19 works in 114 publications in 3 languages and 1,292 library holdings
Roles: Author, Illustrator
Classifications: NC730, 741.2
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Most widely held works by Harold Speed
The practice & science of drawing by Harold Speed( Book )

70 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fine artist describes how to improve your portraiture skills by using the techniques of the masters. Speed was born in 1872 and died in 1957, He was a member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters
Oil painting techniques and materials by Harold Speed( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In any exhibition of amateur work ... it is not at all unusual to find many charming water-colour drawings, but ... it is very rarely that the work in the oil medium is anything but dull, dead, and lacking in all vitality and charm." {u2014} Harold Speed Such provocative assertions are characteristic of this stimulating and informative guide, written in a highly personal and unique style by a noted painter and teacher. Brimming with pertinent insights into the technical aspects and painting in oils, it is also designed to help students perfect powers of observation and expression. Harold Speed has distilled years of painting and pedagogical experience into an expert instructional program covering painting technique, painting from life, materials (paints, varnishes, oils and mediums, grounds, etc.), a painter's training, and more. Especially instructive is his extensive and perceptive discussion of form, tone, and color, and a fascinating series of detailed "Notes" analyzing the painting styles of Velasquez, Reynolds, Gainsborough, Franz Hals, and Rembrandt. Nearly 70 photographs and drawings illustrate the text, among them prehistoric cave paintings, diagrams of tonal values, stages of portrait painting, and reproductions of masterpieces by Giotto, Vermeer, Ingres, Rembrandt, Titian, Reynolds, Gainsborough, Hals, Giorgione, Poussin, Corot, Veronese, and other luminaries. In addition to these pictorial pleasures, the author further leavens the lessons with thought-provoking opinion. Clear, cogent, and down-to-earth, this time-honored handbook will especially interest serious amateurs studying the technical aspects of oil painting, but its rich insight into the mind and methods of the artist will enlighten and intrigue any art lover
The science & practice of oil painting by Harold Speed( Book )

15 editions published between 1924 and 1949 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is the good of art? by Harold Speed( Book )

5 editions published in 1936 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piirustus taitona ja tieteenä by Harold Speed( Book )

2 editions published in 1924 in Finnish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harold Speed : artist file : by Harold Speed( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Assembled artist file includes b & w photographs, reproductions from books and auction catalogs, and in some cases, negatives. Items may include full views, details, before and after restoration views, etc. Documentation may include artist name, title of work, medium, dimensions, provenance, exhibition history, related works, previous attributions, and bibliography
Letter : to S. Spielmann by Harold Speed( )

1 edition published in 1897 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[Recueil. Oeuvre de Harold Speed] by Harold Speed( Visual )

and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Letters : to [Isidore Spielmann] by Harold Speed( )

1 edition published in 1903 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Harold Speed 1872-1957 : exposición Galeria Gainsborough, oviedo del 9 al 30 de Octubre de 1976 by Harold Speed( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.44 (from 0.35 for Oil painti ... to 0.99 for Piirustus ...)

The practice & science of drawing
Alternative Names
Harold Speed

Harold Speed Brits kunstschilder (1872-1957)

Harold Speed English oil and watercolour painter

Speed, Harold 1873-

Speed, Harold b. 1873

English (97)

Spanish (11)

Finnish (2)

Oil painting techniques and materials