Birds & Words by Charley Harper

Heath Hen by Charley Harper

Heath Hen by Charley Harper

Long out of print, the book Birds & Words is a true reflection of Charley Harper, that rare species of a man with twinkling eyes and smile, with wit as infectiously keen and light-hearted as his paintings. At Fabulous Frames & Art, we are thrilled that this book has been reprinted in two versions, including the four limited-edition clamshells which come with serigraph reprints of Charley Harper’s classic Ford Times bird prints. Stop by one of our locations to see this book in person today!


Snowy Egret by Charley Harper

Snowy Egret by Charley Harper

Harper the humorist is as captivating in the self composed stories that accompany his serigraphs as Harper the artist. This boxed reissue of the highly collectible 1974 classic is perfect for every bird lover, art collector and Charley Harper fan alike. Specially made cloth wrapped boxes open to reveal a numbered cloth bound book and one of four beautiful silk-screen prints, each estate stamped and hand numbered. A perfect gift for any occasion.

Red-Eyed Vireo by Charley Harper

Red-Eyed Vireo by Charley Harper

In the limited edition versions, this vintage little Charley Harper gem is redefined in a cloth bound cover in a choice of one of four different colors, with a matching fabric wrapped clamshell box and a corresponding stamped and numbered silkscreen print. This limited edition run of 1000 each, is sure to become a collector’s item. The blue clamshell comes with the silkscreen print: Red Eyed Vireo, the orange clamshell comes with the silkscreen print: Snowy Egret, the pink clamshell comes with the silkscreen print: Flamingo, and the yellow clamshell comes with the silkscreen print: Heath Hen.

Flamingo by Charley Harper

Flamingo by Charley Harper

Birds & Words is a classic book for every bird lover who knows there is more to birdwatching than measurements, range maps, flight patterns and lifetime lists. Birds & Words is a true reflection of Charley Harper, who was that special species of man with twinkling eyes and smile, with wit as infectiously keen and light-hearted as his paintings. Harper the humorist reads as captivating in the self-composed stories that accompany his serigraphs as Harper the artist. An active curiosity prodded him to constantly question nature. “What will happen,” He asked “if a buzzard, which eats only dead meat, comes upon a possum, which plays dead when threatened? The answer has to be that the mild mannered marsupial will win his Purple Heart – possumously.”

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