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Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life
Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life

Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life

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Charley Harper is an American original who created his art from his home studio in Cincinnati, Ohio, until his death on June 10, 2007 at the age of 84. He is beloved for his delightful, graphic, and often humorous illustrations of nature, animals, insects and people alike. Charley liked to say, that when he paints a bird, he doesn't count all the feathers in the wings-he just counts the wings. Minimal realism, he called it, and his unique and precise style continues to resonate and inspire his admirers.

Charley Harper—An Illustrated Life showcases his illustrations that appeared in the 1950–1975 Ford Times magazines, as well as in books such as the beloved Giant Golden Book of Biology in 1961, Betty Crocker's Dinner for Two in 1961, and Animal Kingdom in 1968, among many others. His well loved book Birds and Words, first published in 1974, is considered a classic. Remarkably, however, Charley's work has never before been published in one complete retrospective. Accordingly, this massive volume is the definitive Charley Harper book to have on your bookshelf!