Charley Harper (1922–2004) was an American illustrator beloved for his delightful, graphic, and often humorous illustrations of birds, animals, insects, and people alike. His unique and precise style — which he called minimal realism — continues to resonate and inspire his admirers today.
Remarkably, Harper's work has never before been published in one complete retrospective — until now. Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life fills this gap, serving as the definitive Harper reference for every fan's bookshelf.
The book showcases illustrations that appeared from 1950 – 1975 in "Ford Times" magazine, as well as in books such as the beloved Giant Golden Book of Biology, Betty Crocker's Dinner for Two, and The Animal Kingdom, among many others.
Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life contains an interview with Harper by noted contemporary designer Todd Oldham.
Author — Todd Oldham.
Hardcover. 410 pages. 8¾" × 6¼" (22 cm × 16 cm).