WVAEA award

winning educators!

Brett Harper, son of artist Charley Harper,

chronicles his Father's life and career in an interesting visual presentation

Born in Frenchton, Upshur County, WV, Charley Harper began his art education at WV Wesleyan. He then transferred to the Art Academy of Cincinnati, OH. Brett talked extensively about growing up in the Buckhannon area and how it influenced his father's work. The Sleeth Gallery featured his prints and original paintings with scenes from West Virginia farm life. Brett's mother Edie Mckee, also an artist, married his father in 1947. 

Harper illustrated many books in his career including the Golden Book of Biology, Ford Times magazine, and also worked for the National Park Service and the Cincinnati Zoo.

As part of a tribute to him. The public attended a book signing in the Sleeth Gallery where Brett had available many of his books for sale. 

An unveiling of large scale reproductions of his work were later revealed in Trader's Alley in downtown Buckhannon. These large canvas are now permanently installed on the alley's wall.

Born in Frenchton, Upshur County, WV, Charley Harper began his art education at WV Wesleyan. He then transferred to the Art Academy of Cincinnati, OH. Brett talked extensively about growing up in the Buckhannon area and how it influenced his father's work. The Sleeth Gallery featured his prints and original paintings with scenes from West Virginia farm life. Brett's mother Edie Mckee, also an artist, married his father in 1947. 

Harper illustrated many books in his career including the Golden Book of Biology, Ford Times magazine, and also worked for the National Park Service and the Cincinnati Zoo.

As part of a tribute to him. The public attended a book signing in the Sleeth Gallery where Brett had available many of his books for sale. 

An unveiling of large scale reproductions of his work were later revealed in Trader's Alley in downtown Buckhannon. These large canvas are now permanently installed on the alley's wall.