Curated by the Charley Harper Art Studio
Ladybugs, dogs, owls, otters: Charley Harper’s geometric illustrations are more than a source of delight. With a never-ending curiosity for the natural world, especially for wildlife and flora, Harper developed one of the most recognizable styles of American illustration in the 20th century. a unique style that influenced generations of artists and designers.
Wild Life celebrates the centenary and legacy of Charley Harper, a master of midcentury American illustration. With a body of work ranging from advertising and posters to murals and paintings, and a delicate approach to lines and colors, Harper’s love of nature led him to create an influential legacy that is now compiled in this definitive monograph. Curated in collaboration with the Charley Harper Art Studio, led by his son Brett Harper, and offering insights into his private life, influences, and professional evolution, this book offers a glimpse into Harper’s creative universe and considers him anew in different contexts: as a student, a professional artist, a husband, an honorary naturalist, and a conservationist.
Telling the story of his life and of his masterpieces, Wild Life is essential for enthusiasts of the American master and for anyone interested in midcentury visual culture.
Hardcover, Stitch Bound, 336 pages
Dimensions: 9.8" x 13.25" x 1.4"