2¼ x 7¼ in. decorative bookmark
Attractively packaged in a plastic sleeve for protection
Charley Harper (American, 1922–2007)
Wildlife artist Charley Harper came by his love of nature as a child growing up in rural West Virginia and developed his inimitable, bold style while an art student. Describing his method of depicting wildlife, which winnowed out all but the most important details, Harper once said, “I regard the picture as an ecosystem in which all the elements are interrelated, interdependent, perfectly balanced . . . ; and herein lies the lure of painting; in a world of chaos, the picture is one small rectangle in which the artist can create an ordered universe.” For more than sixty years Charley Harper’s work has been treasured by art and animal enthusiasts alike.