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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10817 MONTGOMERY ROAD

CINCINNATI, OHIO 45242

513.489.8862

HOURS OF OPERATION:

MONDAY-THURSDAY: 10:00-8:00

FRIDAY-SATURDAY: 10:00-6:00

SUNDAY: CLOSED

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The Disciples by Edie Harper

The Disciples by Edie Harper

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M Is for Mother by Edie Harper

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Samson and Delilah by Edie Harper

Samson and Delilah by Edie Harper

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Merry Christmas from Fabulous Frames & Art

The Disciples by Edie Harper

The Disciples by Edie Harper

Here at Fabulous Frames & Art, we are celebrating Christmas today. In honor of the day, we present The Disciples, one of the beloved devotional prints by Edie Harper, a wonderful artist whose limited-edition prints we carry in our five Cincinnati-area galleries. Let’s take a look at Edie’s other prints as well, shall we?

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