Original Paintings by Charley Harper

Autumn Train by Charley Harper

Autumn Train by Charley Harper

I love me some Charley Harper… His mosaic mural is one of my favorite Cincinnati finds. As much as I love his whimsical critters, I’m a city girl and, when I found out that his original Ford Times paintings have been rediscovered, I was most curious about seeing the range of subjects that he might have tackled beyond the birds, fish, and animals for which he is best known.
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Charley Harper Original Art Exhibit: next Saturday, a long-lost treasure trove of Harper’s paintings for Ford Times and Lincoln Mercury Times will be unveiled at Fabulous Frames & Art in Montgomery.

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