Marcus Harvey is a British painter and sculptor, publisher and art educator associated with the YBA group of artists who came to prominence in the 1990’s and is best known for his iconic work 'Myra' which provoked huge controversy when exhibited in Sensation at the Royal Academy in 1997. He studied at Goldsmiths College 1982–1986 and has exhibited widely throughout the UK and Europe and is represented in collections worldwide. Harvey has continued to explore themes of British identity through heavily manipulated, often controversial iconography. He co-founded ‘Turps Banana’ painting magazine in 2005 and ‘Turps Banana Art school’ in 2012.

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