Charley Harper’s vivid, often humorous paintings have delighted art and animal lovers for more than sixty years. Harper (American, 1922–2007) grew up on his family’s hundred-acre farm in West Virginia and spent summers exploring the Appalachian foothills. He studied the area’s wildlife while developing an eye for the colors, shapes, patterns, textures, and characteristics of the flora and fauna he came to love.
Harper’s artwork transports viewers into the natural world via lively but flat images that don’t lay claim to the third dimension. Rather, his paintings of wild creatures, domestic animals, and, above all, brilliant birds, emphasize hard-edged simplicity. Harper said, “Instead of putting everything in, I try to leave everything out. I call it ‘minimal realism.’”
Whatever you call it, with this engagement calendar’s thirty-two eye-catching images, you’ll be celebrating Harper’s love of nature all year long.
Also included are an introductory essay about the artist; fifty-seven weekly grids and thirteen full-page monthly grids; double-page spreads of 2020 and 2021 yearly grids; a full 2020 calendar on the cover flaps; a list of international holidays; a world time-zone map; a 2021 yearly planner with US, UK, and Canadian holidays; and a personal information page.
This calendar was printed using soy-based inks on paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.
Wire-O binding, softcover with flaps, 120 pages
Dimensions: 6 x 8.25 x 0.75 inches