Charley Harper


The Charley Harper Collection
exclusively from Gold Leaf Design Group

For more than sixty years, Charley Harper captured order and simplified intricate and complex lines, shapes and movement through his painted art. Without the use of computers, he painted Nature's gifts with precision and called it "minimal realism." Mr. Harper said, "...I don't try to put everything in – I try to leave everything out...and so I have never counted the feathers in the wings, for that is not what my pictures are about. I just count the wings."

With extreme attention to detail and working closely with the Charley Harper Estate, we have captured the energy and color of Mr. Harper's illustrations as sculptures. Our hand-crafted sculptures are presently offered in soft hand-felted wool and shapely carved and painted wood and metal. Neither are intended as toys for children.

Our collection currently includes 17 birds (5 hand-felted and 12 hand-carved wood), and 4 fish sculptures. It also includes two colorful paper mache boxes based on Harper's Ladybug illustrations. The lids make great wall hangings. 

Approved by the Charley Harper Estate.
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