Thursday, July 3, 2008

Charley Harper

Squirrel in a Squall

Box Seat



At age 3, Charley Harper fell head-first from the second-story window of the family farmhouse onto a stump, which was unaffected by the crash. He was, too, his parents thought, until a few years later when he announced that he wanted to be an artist. His work has appeared in nature magazines and books, on posters for such organizations as the National Park Service, and on limited edition serigraphs, accompanied by his writing. "There are times," he says, "when a word is worth a thousand pictures."

(The images and blurb from the flap of the book, Beguiled by the Wild: the Art of Charley Harper, Flower Valley Press, Gaithersburg, Maryland, 1994.)

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