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Charley Harper: An Exhibition of Original Paintings & Vintage Serigraphs

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The Public Trust will exhibit the works of the late artist Charley Harper. The opening reception will be on Saturday, March 7th from 6-9pm. The exhibit will run through April 2009.

Charley Harper from Wikipedia:

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.

During his career, Charley Harper illustrated numerous books, notably The Golden Book of Biology, magazines such as Ford Times, as well as many prints, posters, and other works. As his subjects are namely natural, with birds prominently featured, Charley often created works for many nature-based organizations, among them the National Park Service; Cincinnati Zoo; Cincinnati Nature Center; Hamilton County (Ohio) Park District; and Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Pennsylvania. He also designed interpretive displays for Everglades National Park.

Designer Todd Oldham (you might remember this guy from MTV's House of Style) created a short video clip of Harper's work. (2005)

The Public Trust is located at 2919-C Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75226. For more information call 214-760-7170 or visit them online at

Support from AMMO ( and CADD ( The Public Trust is a member CADD (Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas).

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