Renowned American artist Charley Harper (1922–2007) developed his deep affinity for the natural world early in life. Growing up in rural West Virginia, he spent many hours exploring the local hills—sketchbook in hand—and stopping to draw whatever caught his fancy. After studying at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and the Art Students League of New York City, he gained acclaim as a commercial illustrator for numerous publications, most notably The Golden Book of Biology and Animal Kingdom, children’s books published in the 1960s.
Describing his elegant, minimalist method of depicting wildlife, 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.”
The twelve full-color images in this calendar will brighten every month of the year.
Each monthly grid has the previous and next month views and observes major public and culturally significant international holidays and lunar phases. Weeks run from Sunday to Saturday.
This calendar was printed using soy-based inks on paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.
Dimensions: 12 x 13 inches; Opens to 12 x 26 inches