With the winter weather we’ve been having here in Cincinnati, Ohio, it’s high time to show our readers some scenes of animals in winter by the acclaimed naturalist artist Charles Fracé, whose iconic prints of tigers, seals, bears, and other creatures are carried in our five Cincinnati-area galleries.
Charles Fracé, an internationally-renowned wildlife artist, passed away on December 16, 2005 after a long illness. Charles Fracé was born in 1926 in a small town in eastern Pennsylvania. He began drawing at five and taught himself to paint when he was fifteen. His self-instructed talent earned him a scholarship to Philadelphia’s Museum School of Art.
In 1955, Fracé began a professional career as a freelance illustrator in New York City. Eventually, he became one of the nation’s most sought-after illustrators of wildlife. In 1973, with the issue of Fracé’s first limited edition print, he made the permanent change to fine art. Fracé and his art have been the subject of two books, and have been featured at over 450 one-man shows throughout the country.
Fabulous Frames & Art is a family-owned custom frame shop and print gallery with five locations in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. We are the world’s largest dealer in the work of Charley Harper, and also carry the work of his wife Edie Harper, their son Brett Harper, and other artists including John Ruthven, G. Harvey, John Stobart, Mort Kunstler, Michael Blaser, and Charles Frace, among many others.