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  • Graphic Designer

    1. 1. G r a p h i c D e s i g n e r C r e a t e b y .. Nut #4 Mai #33
    2. 2. Charley Harper The natural graphic designer
    3. 3. <ul><li>Charley Harper was a south - western Ohio American Modernist artist . He was best well known for his wildlife and nature prints, posters and book style. </li></ul><ul><li>He was born in Frenchton, West Virginia in 1922, Harper's upbringing on his family farm.He left his farm home to study art at the Art Academy of Cincinnati , and won the academy’s first Stephen H . Wilder Traveling Scholarship . While at the Academy, and supposedly on the first day, Charley met fellow artist Edie Mckee, whom he would marry shortly after graduation in 1947. </li></ul><ul><li>Charley Harper returned to the Art Academy of Cincinnati as a teacher and also worked for a commercial firm before working on his own . He and his wife worked out of their Roselawn and Finneytown homes, and later, with their only child Brett Harper, formed Harper Studios . </li></ul><ul><li>Charley Harper died on Sunday, June 10 , 2007 after contending with pneumonia for some months . </li></ul>.
    4. 5. Style <ul><li>In a style he called &quot; minimal realism &quot; , Charley Harper captured the essence of his subjects with the fewest possible visual elements . When asked to describe his unique visual style, Charley responded : </li></ul><ul><li>He contrasted his nature-oriented artwork with the realism of John James Audubon and most importantly the simplicity from Inuit Art such as Kenojuak Ashevak , drawing influence from Cubism , Minimalism , Einsteinian physics and countless other developments in Modern art and science. His style distilled and simplified complex organisms and natural subjects, yet they are often arranged in a complex fashion . </li></ul><ul><li>The results are bold, colorful, and often whimsical . The designer Todd Oldham wrote of Harper, &quot; Charley’s inspired yet accurate color sense is undeniable, and when combined with the precision he exacts on rendering only the most important details, one is always left with a sense of awe . Charley, on numerous examples, also went outside the medium of graphic art and included short prose poems for the artwork he made . </li></ul>
    5. 6. His Contribution <ul><li>Charley Harper illustrated numerous books, notably The Golden Book of Biology , magazines such as Ford Times , as well as many prints, posters, and other works . As his subjects are namely natural, with birds prominently featured, Charley often created works for many nature - based organizations, among them the National Park Service ; Cincinnati Zoo ; Cincinnati Nature Center; Hamilton County ( Ohio ) Park District; and Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Pennsylvania . He also designed interpretive displays for Everglades National Park . </li></ul>
    6. 7. Honors <ul><li>In honor of Charley Harper's work, December 8 , 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>was declared &quot;Charley Harper Day&quot; by the mayor of Cincinnati: </li></ul><ul><li>CHARLEY HARPER DAY: DECEMBER 8 BY MAYORAL PROCLAMATION </li></ul>
    7. 8. Be It Proclaimed: <ul><li>Whereas, the brilliantly rich, colorful paintings, prints and illustrations made by artist Charley Harper have delighted Cincinnatians and art lovers around the world since the 1940 s; and </li></ul><ul><li>Whereas, Charley Harper began his illustrious 60- year career as an artist when he attended The Art Academy of Cincinnati, where he later taught and inspired younger artists; and </li></ul><ul><li>Whereas, his bold, stylized images of natural scenes and his whimsical representations of animals have contributed to Charley Harper’s vision of &quot;protecting and preserving nature;&quot; and </li></ul><ul><li>Whereas, a new generation of contemporary graphic artists have been moved and inspired by Charley Harper’s simplified, beautiful imagery and his visionary imagination; and </li></ul>
    8. 9. <ul><li>Whereas, Charley Harper’s friendship and mentorship of graphic artist Todd Oldham have inspired the Contemporary Arts Center to exhibit works pairing Cincinnati’s mid-century modernist pioneers and contemporary peers in a 15- month exhibition entitled &quot;Graphic Content: Contemporary and Modern/Art and Design;&quot; and </li></ul><ul><li>Whereas, Todd Oldham describes Charley Harper’s work as &quot;a marvel, brilliant in a way I had never seen before,&quot; possessing a &quot;lyrically joyous style,&quot; &quot;a remarkable and exquisite color sense&quot; and writes that &quot;Charley’s inspired yet accurate color sense is undeniable, and when combined with the precision he exacts on rendering only the most important details, one is always left with a sense of awe,“ </li></ul><ul><li>Now, Therefore, I, Mark Mallory, Mayor of the City of Cincinnati do hereby proclaim Friday, December 8 , 2006 as CHARLEY HARPER DAY in Cincinnati. </li></ul><ul><li>In 2003 , the Sharonville Fine Arts Council awarded Harper a Lifetime Achievement Award. </li></ul>
    9. 10. <ul><li>I love Charles Harper's work, not only for the obvious aesthetic reasons, but also because his work focuses so much on the natural world ; wildlife . </li></ul>
    10. 12. THANK YOU FOR WATCHING

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