Charley Harper: Gone, But Never Forgotten

Cincinnati’s beloved Charley Harper, world-famous artist, died on this day in 2007. He will forever be missed.

Charley's Cardinal

Charley’s Cardinal

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”-Dr. Seuss

Edie Harper: Her Biblical Works and a Little Love Story

Charley Harper and Edie McKee met cute. The year was 1940, and they were fresh-faced youngsters enjoying their first day at art school. Fast forward seven years, to a world newly released from war: with their respective patriotic service behind them, and their education finally finished, they married. They were never apart again.

The Harpers were accomplished artists. Although Charley, who died in 2007, gets more press than Edie, who passed away in 2010, make no mistake: she was an extraordinarily gifted woman whose mastery of multiple mediums was, and remains, nothing short of breathtaking.

As the 1970s approached, Edie turned her keen abilities to portraying scenes from the Bible. As delightfully whimsical as her other work, these Biblical illustrations are some of her best known and loved pieces. That she shared her husband’s gift for visual distillation is never more obvious than when looking at this series.

We are excited to announce that our Montgomery location is hosting a show of Edie Harper Biblical illustrations. If you are in the area, be sure to stop by to see them in person! For those of you who cannot make it in, we’ve assembled a gallery of some of the images that will be on view. Enjoy!









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The Artwork of Charley Harper at the 20th Century Cincinnati Show

The 19th annual 20th Century Cincinnati Show was held this past weekend, February 23rd and 24th, at the Sharonville Convention Center. As always, we were there to represent the work of local legend and world-renowned artist, the late Charley Harper. Check out the gallery to see some of the amazing Harper work we had on hand!


Britto for the Holidays

Black Friday is almost here! Romero Britto’s colorful, exuberant designs make wonderful gifts for almost everyone on your list. We have new items in stock, just in time for the annual Great American Shopping Frenzy that happens the day after Thanksgiving. Watch the slideshow for a sneak peek of some of the new pieces.

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Romero Britto items are available at our following Cincinnati-area locations:

Fabulous Frames & Art-Downtown

17 West Fourth Street

Cincinnati, Ohio 45202


Fabulous Frames & Art-Montgomery

10817 Montgomery Road

Cincinnati, Ohio 45242


We Know You Want to Check Out These Original Paintings by Beverly Erschell

If a picture is worth a thousand words, the paintings we are about to share with you are worth significantly more. We are honored to have eight Beverly Erschell originals on display at our downtown Cincinnati location: 17 West Fourth Street/Cincinnati, Ohio 45202. If you are in town, be sure to stop by the gallery to see the full show. For everyone else, we’ve put together a slideshow featuring five of the images. Enjoy!

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Magic of the City II by Bev Erschell

Bev Erschell has released a new print. Titled Magic of the City II, it features an updated Cincinnati skyline, complete with the Queen City Tower in the background. Although you’ll immediately recognize it as an Erschell, the color palette is more vibrant (with greens, blues and oranges dominating, rather than her signature yellows) and the strokes are thicker. As usual, it is a lovely and distinctive evocation of our beloved city.

Magic of the City II by Bev Erschell

Magic of the City II by Bev Erschell