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Golden Book by Charley Harper

Golden Book by Charley Harper, American modernist artist

Yellow bird. Illustration from Golden Book by Charley Harper (4 August 1922 – 10 June 2007)

Golden Book by Charley Harper
Born in Frenchton, West Virginia on August 4, 1922, Charley Harper is a talented modernist artist best known for his highly stylized wildlife prints, posters and book illustrations. During his career, Charley Harper illustrated numerous books, notably The Golden Book of Biology. As his subjects are mainly natural, with birds prominently featured, Charley often created works for many nature-based organizations. In particular, the National Park Service, Cincinnati Zoo, Cincinnati Nature Center, Hamilton County (Ohio) Park District, and Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Pennsylvania. Also, Charley Harper designed interpretive displays for Everglades National Park. Charley Harper died on Sunday, June 10, 2007 after contending with pneumonia for some months.

Golden Book by Charley Harper

Reptilias. Illustration from The Golden Book of Biology by Cincinnati-based American modernist artist Charley Harper

Golden Book by Charley Harper

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