Charley Harper at the Puyallup Fair

Provocative Plumage by Charley Harper

Provocative Plumage by Charley Harper

If you’re a Charley Harper fan in the Pacific Northwest, check out an exhibit of his work at the Puyallup Fair, September 11-27. The Puyallup Fair exhibits the talents of individuals from all over Washington state and beyond. This year’s special art exhibit features the work of Charley Harper (1922-2007). Harper was a Cincinnati-based American Modernist artist, best known for his highly stylized wildlife prints, posters and book illustrations.


During his career, Charley Harper illustrated numerous books, notably The Golden Book of Biology, magazines such as Ford Times, as well as many prints, posters, and other works. His subjects focused on natural, with birds as a prominent feature. Harper often created works for many nature-based organizations, among them the National Park Service; Cincinnati Zoo; Cincinnati Nature Center; Hamilton County, Ohio Park District; and Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Pennsylvania.

Cincinnati-based Fabulous Frames & Art is the world’s largest dealer in the work of Charley Harper.

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