Ohio-born Fritz White is known today as a premier bronze sculptor of Western images and people. His search for self-expression in fine art first led him to art school and the marines, and later to work as a commercial artist, a direct mail specialist, and manager of a publishing firm. Eventually, White found his niche as an artist.
White married and eventually settled in Loveland, Colorado, where he became a catalyst in turning the city into a sculpture community. At first he worked as a marble sculptor, but he soon took up bronze casting. White was elected a member of the renowned Cowboy Artist Association in 1973. Since that time, he has come to be a defining member of the movement toward the artistic recreation of the American West.
Fritz White has come to be recognized for his two distinct subjects and styles. His western pieces are more traditional but nevertheless highly expressive. His depiction of family relationships, such as his series of grandmothers and grandchildren, on the other hand, are more abstract. He simplifies to basic geometric forms that eloquently capture the intimate relationship.
White has received numerous gold and silver awards from the Cowboy Artists Association as well as best-of-the-show medals of recognition. He has exhibited in some of the nation's major collections including the Gilcrease Museum, the Phoenix Art Museum, and the National Academy of Western Art. His international success has been marked by major expositions in Beijing, Moscow, Munich and Tel Aviv. His works appear in the permanent collections of numerous museums and collections including the Phoenix Art Museum, the Cowboy Artists of America Museum, the Gilcrease Museum and the collections of Reggie Jackson, Julie Andrews, and Malcolm Forbes.