Wildlife artist Charley Harper’s whimsical paintings portraying all kinds of creatures have delighted art and animal lovers for more than six decades. “Minimal realism” was how Harper defined his style. “I donít count feathers,” he said, “I just count the wings.”
Harper came by his love of nature as a child in rural West Virginia and developed an unmistakable style of capturing an animal’s essence with geometric shapes and vivid colors while studying at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and the Art Students League of New York.
Photo credits: (top) Charley Harper in his studio, c. 1995; (bottom) the Harper family, c. 1957.<<< Back to Pomegranate’s Charley Harper Gallery