Sunday, 29 August 2010

Charley Harper’s Owls

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Charlie Harper was an American Modernist artist. He was best known for his highly stylized prints, posters and book illustrations.
Many of his illustrations are of wildlife and in particular birds. He created a style he described as ‘minimal realism’, abstracting nature to beautiful but basic shapes and form.
To see more of Charley Harper's work, checkout the Gallery One.








I just came across these fantastic images of illustrator Charley Harper in his Cincinnati home/studio. They were taken by designer, printmaker and journalist Harmen Liemburg when he visited Harper in 2006.
Harper's illustration style was clean and minimal. His work can easily be recognised by the simplistic forms of nature and wildlife, so I was absolutely shocked when I saw how packed and untidy his studio was!




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