Featuring: Charley Harper

Hello everyone!

Today I would like to share with you one of my favorite artists: Charley Harper!
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Charley was from Cincinnati, OH (my favorite/hometown city. There’s a pretty great mural of one of his works in the downtown area.) and studied at The Art Academy of Cincinnati. He also later taught there. Charley’s style is often described as ‘minimal realism’ and is definitely featuring wild life. Birds mostly.

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I discovered Charley Harper’s art at a 20th Century flea market a few weeks ago and absolutely fell in love! A lot of it may have had to do with the fact that one of his works involved a puffer fish… and I LOVE puffer fish. I plan on eventually having one for a pet. They’re great. I could go on about them forever… but I won’t make you suffer through that. You’re welcome.

So anyways, I bought this bowl. Its my new favorite bowl.
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I also love these pieces!
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Well that’s about it for today. You can see more from Charley here.

-The Whale

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