Resume

Charley Harper

1922–2007
Cincinnati, OH

Education

1947
BFA, Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Art Students League, NY
West Virginia Wesleyan, WV

Solo Exhibitions

2013
Harper Ever After, Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
2012
Design in the Desert, Trifecta Gallery, Las Vegas, NV
A Birds' Eye View, DAAP Reed Gallery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
2011
Charley Harper, Kunstverein Hamburg, Germany
Ohlio, Country Club, Cincinnati, OH
2010
Permanents Transients, Country Club, Cincinnati, OH
2009
Charley Harper: Original Paintings and Drawings, Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Charley Harper, Country Club, Los Angeles, CA
Puyallup Fair, Puyallup, WA
Charley Harper: An Exhibition of Original Paintings & Vintage Serigraphs, The Public Trust, Dallas, TX
2008
Charley Harper: An Exhibition of Original Paintings & Vintage Serigraphs, The Public Trust, Dallas, TX
Works on Paper 1961-1970, Country Club Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
1961
Edie's solo exhibit of photographs at the Contemporary Arts Center of Cincinnati
1953
Edie's exhibit of photographs, Modern Art Society of Cincinnati
1945
Charley's exhibit of watercolors, Closson's department store, Cincinnati, OH

Selected Group Exhibitions

2007
Minimal Realism: Charley and Edie Harper, 1940-1960, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH
Edie Harper exhibit in Part II of Graphic Content: Contemporary and Modern / Art and Design, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
2006-2007
Charley Harper exhibit in Part I of Graphic Content: Contemporary and Modern / Art and Design, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
2002
Cincinnati Art: Art & Design at Mid-Century, Phyllis Weston Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

Bibliography

2008
Charles Harper's Birds and Words by Charles Harper, republished by AMMO Books, Los Angeles, CA
2007
Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life, edited by Todd Oldham, AMMO Books, Los Angeles, CA
1994
Beguiled by the Wild: The Art of Charley Harper, Flower Valley Press
1974
Charles Harper's Birds and Words by Charles Harper, Frame House Gallery, Louisville, KY
1968
The Animal Kingdom, illustrated by Charley Harper, written by George S. Fichter, Random House, Inc.
1961
The Giant Golden Book of Biology, illustrated by Charley Harper, by written Gerard Ames and Rose Wyler, Random House, Inc.
1958
Betty Crocker's Dinner for Two, illustrated by Charley Harper, published by General Mills
1948-85
Ford Times Magazine, Art Director Arthur T. Lougee, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, IL
1950
Children's Nursery Rhymes Series, illustrations by Charley Harper

Public Commissions

1986
Web of Life, mosaic mural, Pearson Hall, Miami University, Oxford, OH
1970
Space Walk, mosaic mural, Convention Center, Cincinnati, OH
1964
Space for All Species, mosaic mural, John Weld Peck Federal Building, Cincinnati, OH
1951
Model T Mural, installation at reception area of the Ford Rotunda Building, Dearborn, MI

Advertising, Promotions, & Illustrations

1950-75
Rotunda Brochure, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI
The Sohioan Magazine, Standard Oil Company, OH
The Crosley Group Broadcasting Corporation, Cincinnati, OH
Abbot Laboratories Chicago, IL
Moonbeams by Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, OH
Farm Quarterly
Morton Salt Company, Industrial Division, Chicago, IL
Libby's Pineapple, Libby, McNeil, and Libby, Chicago, IL
Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI
Hallmark Cards
Emery Industries
Ford Motor Company, Lincoln-Mercury Division, Dearborn, MI
Associated American Artists, NY
Brazil Airlines
Ranger Rick Magazine

Graphics Commissions

2006
New Jersey Audubon Society
2005
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
The Entomology Foundation
2002
Friends of the Desert
1999
The Monteverde Cloud Forest School Foundation
1998
Hamilton County Ohio Park District, Hamilton, OH
Ohio Historical Society
1996
Society for Ecological Restoration
Cincinnati Nature Center
1994
The Ownevs
1991
The Nature Center
1987
Florida Conservancy, Naples
1977, 1979–80, 1985–86, 1988, 1990
U.S. National Park Service