On The Fritz
CHARLES that is…Charles Fritz is the author of “Charles Fritz: 100 Paintings Illustrating the Journals of Lewis and Clark” & it’s ANOTHER beautiful coffee table presentation from Farcountry Press down in Helena. Dedicated to preserving the Lewis & Clark Trail & its history, the foundation honors one member each year with the Distinguished Service Award for “an outstanding contribution toward furthering the purpose & objectives of the Foundation.” Fritz, who resides in Billings, was presented with the award for his “painstaking research & beautiful & historically accurate paintings of the Lewis & Clark Expedition which furthers the mission of the Foundation & has brought the story of Lewis & Clark to thousands of people.” Preserved in Fritz’s art is the visual journey of Lewis & Clark. Since no artist was sent with the Corps of the Discovery, Fritz’s art allows the public to see what before was recorded only in writing & journal sketches. The complete collection in this book well represents more than a decade of meticulous research & on-site painting. His work preserves the visual history not only of Lewis & Clark’s journey, but also of a land that is forever being changed by time & the encroachments of civilization. “Charles Fritz; 100 Paintings Illustrating the Journals of Lewis and Clark is available at area bookstores & gift shops, through online retailers, or from Farcountry Press at 1 800 821 3874. Check out this spectacular presentation at: www.farcountrypress.com. By the way, Farcountry Press is celebrating more than 30 years in business & this award-winning publisher specializes in softcover & hardcover color photography books showcasing the nation’s cities, states, national parks, & wildlife. Farcountry publishes more than 50 books annaually & their backlist has grown to more than 300 titles!