Please join us at the Fabulous Frames & Art Montgomery gallery for our annual Charley Harper celebration, on Saturday, December 4th, 11am-5pm, at 10817 Montgomery Rd. in Cincinnati, Ohio. On display will be a vast assortment of Charley’s serigraphs, lithographs, giclee prints, and posters, as well as some originals. Charley’s son Brett will be the host, and we will have hot cider on hand. You will even receive a free Harper print with your purchase!
Charley Harper was born and raised in Frenchton, West Virginia, and came to Cincinnati, Ohio to attend art school, where he met his wife Edie. During his long and distinguished career, he 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.