Tomorrow through Sunday, November 12-14, 2010, Fabulous Frames & Art is proud to bring the work of the late, great artist Charley Harper to the Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market at the Duke Energy Convention Center downtown. This annual shopping event features some of the most unique gift and home holiday decorating items you will find anywhere.
Our booth will be filled with great gift items featuring many of Charley’s beloved critters, including cats, ladybugs, owls, ducks, otters, raccoons and, of course, cardinals. From mugs to jigsaw puzzles, from Christmas tree ornaments to 2011 calendars, you’ll be sure to find uniquely artistic gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list!
During his long and distinguished career, Charley Harper illustrated numerous books, most notably The Golden Book of Biology, magazines such as Ford Times, as well as many prints, posters, murals, and other works. His work focused on the natural environment, and Harper often created works for 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.
Harper was best known for his highly stylized wildlife prints, posters and book illustrations. He called his style “minimal realism,” capturing the essence of his subjects with the fewest possible visual elements. Using graphic shapes and bold colors, Harper distilled and simplified complex elements. His nature-oriented artwork is often contrasted with the realism of John James Audubon and the simplicity found in Inuit Art.
Cincinnati-based Fabulous Frames & Art is a family-owned business and the world’s largest dealer in the work of Charley Harper, including books, serigraphs, lithographs, giclee prints, and posters. We are proud to also carry work by Charley’s wife Edie Harper and their son Brett Harper.