Charley Harper (American 1922-2007)


Charley Harper is a Modern American Artist who’s work is regarded as  “Minimal Realism.” His really celebrates the natural world with a superb balance of simplicity and complexity. He did some really awesome designs for the National Park Service!

“You should always be doing something that satisfies you, what makes you feel good inside.” 
― Charley HarperCharley Harper: An Illustrated Life

“When I look at a wildlife or nature subject, I don’t see feathers, fur, scapulars, or tail coverts – none of that. I see exciting shapes, color combinations, patterns, textures, fascinating behavior, and endless possibilities for making interesting pictures. I regard the picture as an ecosystem in which all the elements are interrelated, interdependent, perfectly balanced, without trimming or unutilized parts, and herein lies the lure of painting: In a world of chaos, the picture is one small rectangle in which the artist can create an ordered universe.”

― Charley Harper





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