We hope you’ll check out Books by the Banks this Saturday at the Duke energy Center in downtown Cincinnati, for a daylong celebration of Cincinnati authors and books with local connections. Brett Harper will be on hand with copies of Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life, the definitive tome on the life and work of his talented father, the illustrator and artist Charley Harper, now available in a smaller hardcover format. Copies of other books by Charley Harper will be available as well.
During his long 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.