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100 Paintings Illustrating the Journals of Lewis and Clark
by Charles Fritz

“Charles Fritz: 100 Paintings Illustrating the Journals of Lewis and Clark unites exquisite Western art with one of our nation’s greatest epics. Authored by Charles Fritz, the book features all 100 paintings in the well- known collection An Artist with the Corps of Discovery. Each painting is complemented by quotes from the Journals of Lewis and Clark, along with expanded vignettes by the author, placing each painting into context as the reader is visually transported from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean and back. In addition, the book discusses how the works were created and details the intriguing origins of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The landscapes of the Louisiana Territory, the native peoples, and the adventures of the expedition are all brought to life through Fritz’s painterly brushwork, luminous skies, and dedication to historical accuracy.” Jessica Solberg - Editor, Farcountry Press

136 pages with 129 color plates, 10.5" x 10"

Hardcover: $34.95

Limited Edition (350 copies), debossed, elegantly boxed, signed and numbered: $150.00

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Endorsements

“If Lewis and Clark had selected an artist to accompany them on their historic journey, no doubt they would have chosen a painter with a keen eye and an adventurous spirit—someone like Charles Fritz.”

B. BYRON PRICE, director, Charles M. Russell Center for the Study of Art of the American West, University of Oklahoma

“With the completion of Charles Fritz’s monumental project, a huge void has been fi lled! Through the eyes of a gifted and dedicated American artist, we now have a view of the world of Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery. This book will hold a special place in the William Clark family library, and it is a must for any serious student of Lewis and Clark or anyone who appreciates the adventure and magic of early Western exploration.”

PEYTON C. “BUD” CLARK, great, great, great grandson of Captain William Clark; member, board of directors, Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Discovery Expedition of St. Charles, Missouri; and member, board of directors, Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation

“One of the most frequently asked questions on the planning of the Lewis and Clark Expedition concerns Jefferson’s failure to send a professional artist with the Corps. Now, thanks to a carefully researched and historically accurate series of paintings by Montana artist Charles Fritz, Americans have the opportunity to see what Lewis and Clark observed, what they looked like, and the people they met on their way to the Pacifi c. This is a rare chance to step back in time and appreciate Lewis and Clark’s experiences from 1804 to 1806.”

STEPHEN E. AMBROSE, author of the best-selling book Undaunted Courage

“Mr. Fritz’s incredible paintings are fresh and exciting works that incorporate accuracy in both the historical details and the landscapes. Few folks know the amount of research that went into making them so scrupulously accurate. Most Lewis and Clark works fall into the realm of illustration. Mr. Fritz has produced a painterly body of work that ranks with the best of Remington and Russell.”

ROBERT J. MOORE, JR., National Park Service Historian at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis, Missouri, and author of Native Americans: