Traveling the Gila Trail under the Governor’s Flag
12 x 18 in (30.48 x 45.72 cm)
Montana artist, Charles Fritz, is known for his historically accurate depictions of the West and western history. Working in oils, his textured, realistic paintings exhibit strong design achieved through careful attention to composition. Known for his versatility, it is his admiration for the tenacious human spirit that inspires him to paint the many facets of the West, and its people.
A decade in the making, his collection of 100 paintings titled, “An Artist with the Corps of Discovery,” comprehensively illustrates the Journals of Lewis and Clark and has been exhibited continuously across the country since 2004. Considered by many to be a national treasure, the collection has been viewed by millions of visitors.
In the recently released Montana PBS documentary, “Charlie Russell and the American West,” Fritz speaks to the legacy of Charlie Russell and his influence on today’s artists.
Selected as a, “Prix de West” artist for twenty-five years, Fritz’ work is represented in the permanent collections of numerous museums.
Exhibition History of, “Charles Fritz ~ An Artist with the Corps of Discovery”
May 2004 – Sept. 2004 Montana Museum of Art & Culture, Missoula,