Happy First Day of Autumn!

Ladybugs Hybernating by Charley Harper

Ladybugs Hybernating by Charley Harper

Here at Fabulous Frames & Art, we are celebrating the first day of autumn by sharing with fellow Charley Harper fans a selection of his prints in earthy, rich colors. These are some of our favorite Harper images as we wait for the leaves to start turning colors on the trees in Cincinnati. What are your favorite prints this time of year?


Birds of a Feather by Charley Harper

Birds of a Feather by Charley Harper

Racc an' Ruin by Charley Harper

Racc an' Ruin by Charley Harper

Octoberama by Charley Harper

Octoberama by Charley Harper

Antypasto (Pileated Woodpecker) by Charley Harper

Antypasto (Pileated Woodpecker) by Charley Harper

Best Dressed (Wood Duck) by Charley Harper

Best Dressed (Wood Duck) by Charley Harper

Beetle Battle by Charley Harper

Beetle Battle by Charley Harper

Round Robin by Charley Harper

Round Robin by Charley Harper

Under the Sweetgum Tree by Charley Harper

Under the Sweetgum Tree by Charley Harper

October Edibles by Charley Harper

October Edibles by Charley Harper

Charley Harper was born in Frenchton, West Virginia and studied at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, where he met his wife Edie. During his long and distinguished career, he illustrated numerous books, including 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 his 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.

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