Harper Ever After

Some people look back fondly at old love letters, or in some cases emails, to reminisce about time gone by. Now just imagine that sketches, lithographs, oil paintings, charcoal drawings, and everything in between captured your romance. That is the reality for the dynamic duo of Charley and Edie Harper.

EM+CHThe relics of their partnerships are on display for the ‘Harper Ever After’ exhibit at The Cincinnati Art Academy.  These artifacts include humorous early drawings by both Edie and Charley from their days at the school.

The subject matter gets much darker with the sketches from the recently graduated Charley after he was sent off to the battlefields of WWII.  These rarely seen sketches and letters follow him through Europe and back home including his view of a bombed out church and valentines sent to Edie who was waiting stateside.

CharleyedieThe rest of the exhibition follows a much brighter trajectory as they traveled across America and explored the unique habitats and rituals of numerous animals and ecosystems. Even capturing their own growing family with a portrait of their son Brett.

Looking back on the expansive body of work the Harpers created over their lifetime is truly inspiring. The ‘Harper Forever’ exhibit will run until November 1st 2013 and The Art Academy of Cincinnati galleries are open M-F 9am-9pm.

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Cheer Up Your Home with a Brett Harper Print

Petunias by Brett Harper

Petunias by Brett Harper

Here at Fabulous Frames & Art, we know that winter is closing in on us. Today, we’d like to show you the delicate lines and bright colors of serigraphs by Cincinnati artist Brett Harper. We think they’re the perfect antidote to winter gloom! Brett is the son of renowned Modern artists Charley and Edie Harper, and a talented artist in his own right.

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Musical Prints by Charley Harper, Grant Nelson and Brett Harper

Musicians I by Charley Harper

Musicians I by Charley Harper

Here at Fabulous Frames & Art in Cincinnati, in addition to custom-framing, we sell a vast selection of prints as well, and we sometimes see common themes in the work of our artists. Today, let's take a look at one of those themes — music — in the prints of Charley Harper, Grant Nelson, and Brett Harper.

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Summertime Prints by Brett Harper

Bittersweet by Brett Harper

Bittersweet by Brett Harper

Here at Fabulous Frames & Art, we really love the summery colors of serigraphs by Cincinnati artist Brett Harper, as well as the unpretentious compositions rendered in strong gestural strokes. Brett is the son of renowned Modern artists Charley and Edie Harper, and a talented artist in his own right.

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A Look at the Charley Harper House

Charley Harper house in Cincinnati

The March 2011 issue of HouseTrends Magazine features the Modern Cincinnati home of Charley Harper, his wife Edie and their son Brett, which was designed by local architect Rudy Hermes and built in 1956. It’s a rare peek into the iconic live/work compound of a very creative family, which was designed in harmony with its natural surroundings.

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Charley Harper at Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve

Upside Downside by Charley Harper

Upside Downside by Charley Harper

Fabulous Frames & Art is proud to present the art of the Harper family at Ellenwood Nature Barn at the Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve in Cincinnati, OH. On hand will be a wide assortment of prints by Charley, Edie and Brett Harper, as well as books and home accessories. Come see us 10-14 Nov, 1-5pm!

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Celebrate Springtime with Brett Harper

Sunflower by Brett Harper

Sunflower by Brett Harper

Today is the first day of Spring, so let’s celebrate with a look at some lovely floral prints by Cincinnati artist Brett Harper. We at Fabulous Frames & Art really love the gestural quality of these images, as well as the unpretentious compositions and bold, yet delicate, use of color. Brett is the son of renowned Cincinnati-based artists Charley and Edie Harper, and a talented artist in his own right.
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