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: Ford Motor Co. clears vaults of long-forgotten paintings by Cincinnati artist


ndwariga
06-29-2009, 11:09 AM
CINCINNATI (AP) The Ford Motor Co. says it has found more than 100 original paintings by Cincinnati artist Charley Harper while cleaning out its vaults.

About 50 of the paintings are being prepared for an exhibit next month in suburban Montgomery.

Harper had a long career creating wildlife illustrations that appeared on calendars, dinnerware, toys and in travel articles in magazines distributed by the automaker.

Ford located the paintings in a company vault in Dearborn, Mich., while trying to downsize its art collection earlier this year.

Harper's son, 56-year-old Brett Harper of Lebanon, Ohio, says he had never seen the paintings until a Ford art consultant told him about the find.

Charley Harper contributed close to 500 pieces to Ford Times from 1948 to 1982.
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2b2
06-29-2009, 06:03 PM
naturally, I had to do a search ;)

tho apparently many of Mr. Harpers (Wiki Link) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charley_Harper) paintings were birds here's one from CharleyHarperPrints.com
http://www.charleyharperprints.com/Images/Ford%20Times/whitesandsnewmexico.jpg (http://www.charleyharperprints.com/)
that particularly appeals to me :)