Charley Harper’s vivid, often humorous paintings have delighted art and animal lovers for more than sixty years. Harper (American, 1922--2007) grew up on his family’s hundred-acre farm in West Virginia and spent summers exploring the Appalachian foothills. He studied the area’s wildlife while developing an eye for the colors, shapes, patterns, textures and characteristics of the flora and fauna he came to love.
Harper’s artwork transports viewers into the natural world via lively but flat images that don’t lay claim to the third dimension. Rather, his paintings of wild creatures, domestic animals, and, above all, brilliant birds, emphasize hard-edged simplicity. Harper said, “Instead of putting everything in, I try to leave everything out. I call it "minimal realism"."
Whatever you call it, with this engagement calendar’s thirty-two eye-catching images, you will be celebrating Harper’s love of nature all year long.
Printed with soy-based inks on FSC® certified paper, which means the paper has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council™ and manufactured by an FSC certified printer. FSC certification promotes responsible forest management by ensuring that forestry practices are environmentally responsible, socially equitable and economically viable.
120 pages with Wire-O binding and a soft cover with flaps.
6" x 8¼ ".