Charley Harper Cardinal Close-Up Lithograph

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This 1998 open edition lithograph print of a cardinal in wintertime by wildlife artist Charley Harper (1922—2007) makes a lovely gift for Harper fans, birdwatchers or anyone who loves nature and mid-century design aesthetic.

Describing his method of depicting wildlife, which winnowed out all but the most important details, Harper once said, “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...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.” For more than sixty years Charley Harper’s work has been treasured by art and animal enthusiasts alike.

The cardinal was one of Charley Harper’s favorite subjects, and his iconic depictions of the bright red bird are among his most popular images.

Hand-titled and studio-stamped.

Image Size: 13" x 9"

Paper Size: 16" x 12"