Charley Harper at the Altman Siegel Gallery

original illustration by Charley Harper

If you’re a Charley Harper fan in the San Francisco area, check out the exhibit of Harper’s original illustrations at the Altman Siegel Gallery, which runs September 24-October 31. Altman Siegel is a contemporary art gallery focusing on rigorous content in a range of mediums, whose program seeks to contribute to the international cultural discourse.

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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