Joe has devoted his art career to depicting the life and times of the fur trade era. His interest in this
period of history was kindled more than 50 years ago when he first read Guthries’ classic novel,
The Big Sky.
“Today I have over 400 books - perhaps 6 which are novels with the rest being journals and historical texts. The journals are remarkable. They place you in the time and at the moment.
You can’t get closer to it than that.”
As you tour the website, you will learn more about Joe’s respect for the spirit and the tenacity of the
people who have formed the colorful history of our country.