Thursday, October 30, 2008

"Autumn, by Charlie Harper"

"Charley Harper (August 4, 1922 - June 10, 2007) was a Cincinnati-based American Modernist artist. He was best known for his highly stylized wildlife prints, posters and book illustrations. In a style he called "minimal realism", Harper captured the essence of his subjects with the fewest possible visual elements."


Cheryl said...

Hi! It's been a while since I have visited your blogs. I don't know if you remember me or not. :) Anyway, I want to thank you for introducing me to this artist. I had not heard of him before and I really love his work. I clicked the link to his wikipedia page to find out more about him. The first painting is so very beautiful. I didn't notice the cardinal at first glance, though my eyes were drawn to it. That is what I love about art... that element of surprise. I also checked out your sketchbook. I really hope you find some inspiration for new drawings. You have such an amazing talent. Being a long time Zeppelin fan, I especially loved your Jimmy Page. That was awesome!!

Capcom said...

Hi Cheryl! Nice to hear from you again! And thanks for the kind words about my art. There is a really great new book on Charley harper's work out. It was put together by Charley and his biggest fan the designer Todd Oldham, it's about $100 but it's a huge book (I haven't saved up for it yet). I remembered his art from when I grew up, but I never knew his name until I saw a special on him with Oldham on that Sunday Morning show. His work is so amazing to me, very simple and clean yet technical, and also very humorous and whimsical.

Here is a site that sells his work, and you can sign up for their emailing list if you like: If nothing else, once in a while you will get an email with some beautiful pictures in it to look at. :-)

LOL, I'm a Zep fan too! I used to draw that "Zoso" logo on everything. :o)