Western Artist Points The Way

wapFritz White defies the stereotypical image of the Western artist You can usually find him in his studio, a partially renovated church in Loveland, wearing shorts, a Hawaiian shirt, and tennis shoes. Strains of classical music jazz fill the cavernous space. Here, every day, he paces around a work in progress, sketches new ideas on his chalkboard, and discusses board with other artists, referring to Rodin and Michelangelo more often than Russell or Remington.

The human figure has always been the primary focus of his art. Western art, especially his studies of the Native American, is a natural extension of his interest in the human body. “I like to keep …