Maurice Harvey left his native Saguenay and settled in St-Jean-Port-Joli in 1962 in order to learn the craft of sculpture, He then enrolled in the school of sculpture. In 1971, he opened his gallery and workshop in his house.
In the years that followed, he refined his art. Wood is his medium of choice. We also see him in several ice sculpture contests where he won numerous awards across the country as well as abroad.
From 1975 to 1983, he is responsible Professor for the introductory course of woodcarving, sculpture and the development course in wood-carving of the Commission Scolaire de la Côte-du-Sud and at the Cégep de La Pocatière. In 1989, he discovered stone, which will become his specialty. Marble, limestone, granite, stones from which came out magnificent works. The bronze is also part of his specialities.
His works are found everywhere in Quebec, from the Gallery of the Kingdom in Chicoutimi to the Parc des Sept-chutes in Beauce, from Montreal to Pointe-au-Père; in Canada, from British Colombia to Nova Scotia not to mention Europe, also in Breville, China and Japan, we can be certain that his contribution to the culture is considerable.