From tapas parties to casual dinners with friends, these brand-new appetizer and dessert plates from the Charley Harper Art Studio let you serve small bites in style! This set of four dessert and appetizer plates features Charley Harper’s most iconic subject: the cardinal. Four different images of cardinals from the archives compose the set: Cardinal and Seed (1960), Brrrdbath (1986), Cardinal Courtship (1992), and Cardinal Couple (2005).
This high-quality porcelain is dishwasher- and microwave-safe and comes packaged in a decorative gift box.
Charley Harper (August 4, 1922–June 10, 2007) had an alternative way of looking at nature. His serigraphs were large expanses of rich color, which gave the viewer a very different perspective on the animal kingdom. A conservationist as well as an artist, Harper revealed the unique aspects of his wildlife subjects through highly stylized geometric reduction. Harper said he was
the only wildlife artist who has never been compared to Audubon, yet his wildlife art was just as instructive—the only difference was that Harper laced his lessons with humor. Harper believed that humor made it easier to encourage changes in our attitudes and awareness of environmental concerns.