An Illustrated Life




Since taking illustration this fall I have a new found appreciation for all things drawn. I've always loved drawings, but now I have a sense of how much effort they take. I really want this book. At $100 I'm going to be looking for the universe to gift it to me.

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.

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