Alfred Harris lives in London and studied at the Willesden School of Art and the Royal College of Art. He was a friend of the artist Jacob Bornfriend with whom he collaborated on a series of prints called Jewish Festivals.
Harris was influenced by Max Ernst and Paul Klee, the former providing a surreal aspect to his work as well as the use of collage as a technique. Klee's enthusiasm for children's art as a means of giving artists alternative ways of seeing, can also be seen in the approach adopted by Harris.
The technique used in Striped Bird combines photographic elements with block and screen printing as well as the use of stencils.