Charley Harper at Books by the Banks

Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life

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.


Birds & Words by Charley Harper

Beguiled by the Wild by Charley Harper

Charley Harper 123 book

Charley Harper 123 book

Charley Harper 123 book

Charley Harper 123 book

Charley Harper ABC book

Charley Harper ABC book

Charley Harper ABC book

Charley Harper ABC book

Charley Harper chunky ABC book

Charley Harper chunky ABC book

Charley Harper coloring book

Charley Harper coloring book

Charley Harper coloring book

Charley Harper coloring book

For more information on this event, see the Books by the Banks site and the Cincinnati Enquirer article Readers, Writers Bond at Books by the Banks.

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.

Cincinnati-based Fabulous Frames & Art is the world’s largest dealer in the work of Charley Harper, including books, serigraphs, lithographs, giclee prints, and posters.

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