Charley Harper The Rocky Mountains 1000-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
The Rocky Mountains, created for Rocky Mountain National Park, was one of 10 posters Charley Harper (American, 1922–2007) was commissioned to create for the National Park Service.
Harper said, “I came to grips with my new attitude toward form—SIMPLIFY. I couldn’t get a Rocky Mountain on a piece of paper without simplifying it. I walked away from a scene before putting brush to paper, eliminated perspective and shading, and recorded only what I felt to be its essence. It was the most satisfying painting I had ever done. I had discovered life after realism.”
Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument, California, 2002