Charley Harper An Illustrated Life by Tom Oldham

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 from 1950-1975 in the Ford Times magazines, as well as in books such as the beloved “The Giant Golden Book of Biology” in 1961, “Betty Crocker’s Dinner for Two” in 1961, and “The Animal Kingdom” in 1968, among many others. His well loved book “Birds and Words”, first published in 1974, is considered a classic. This massive volume is the definitive Charley Harper book to have on your bookshelf!

– Charley Harper Art Studio

Published by Ammo Books

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