Growing up, Charley Harper's work was everywhere. Charley lived and worked in my hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio well into his 80s. He was an American original who is beloved for his delightful, graphic and often humorous illustrations of nature, animals, insects and people alike.
Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life, showcases those illustrations that appeared from 1950-1975 in the Ford Times magazines, as well as in books such as the beloved The Giant Golden Book of Biology in 1961, Betty Crocker’s Dinner for Two in 1961 and The Animal Kingdom in 1968, among many others.
Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life is a stunning monograph of an artist whose minimalist approach to illustration has had tremendous influence on designers and artists during the course of his six-decade career. Beautifully designed, edited and introduced, this impressive title includes an insightful interview with Harper, offering rare insight into the mind of a brilliant, yet modest, artist.