Thursday, August 30, 2007

birds words and more: the art of charley harper

"Charley Harper is an American original who created his art from his home studio in Cincinnati, Ohio - until his death on June 10, 2007 at the age of 84. He is beloved for his delightful, graphic and often humorous illustrations of nature, animals, insects and people alike. Charley liked to say, that when he paints a bird, he doesn’t count all the feathers in the wings – he just counts the wings. Minimal realism, he called it, and his unique and precise style continues to resonate and inspire his admirers".
(and btw, with all due respect, how cute is he? you know he had a great sense of humor. you can just tell)
todd oldham rediscovered this extraordinary wild life artist and collaborated with him to produce this beautiful tome. you can find it at AMMO books.

2 comments:

style court said...

Great post Megan. The book is amazing.

Mrs. Blandings said...

I love this artist - and want this (probably really expensive) book for my nature & and art loving 7 year old. He would totally dig it.

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