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Fritz White

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State of origin: OH
Last known City: Loveland
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Start/Birth date: 1930
Death/End date: 2010

Fritz White has long been known and recognized for his imaginative approach to sculpture. Inspired by the spirit of "preserving America," White strives to capture that spirit in his bronzes.

Born in Ohio, White came to the West while working in the publishing industry and after having been a commercial artist in the Midwest. He completed his first sculpture in 1962, and after a decade of experimenting with bronze, marble and other stone, he was elected to the Cowboy Artists of America.

White shares his talents with others, teaching numerous educational sessions with young artists and conducting sculpture classes for the visually impaired.

In addition to being a CAA member since 1972, White is a member of the National Sculpture Society.
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He strives to capture the spirit of the persevering American in his work, and his monumental sculpture, Out of the Mystic Past was the first outdoor sculpture installed at the Cowboy Artists of America Museum in Kerrville, Texas.

He grew up in Ohio, where he went to art school for a short time but before becoming a professional artist, White served in the Marines, played semi-pro football and worked in insurance sales.

He discovered his love for sculpting in stone after a trip to Colorado and moved to Loveland in the late 1970s. Several of his sculptures are owned by the city and installed around town, including Winning the Iron Shirt, the large Native American sculpture set at the U.S. 287 split near North 19th Street.

He helped found the Sculpture in the Park show along with other local sculptors Dan Ostermiller, George Lundeen, George Walbye, and Hollis Williford. Started in 1984, the event grew to be one of the largest sculpture shows in the world.

Fritz White died on Saturday, April 10, 2010 in Loveland, Colorado.
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