MISSOURI HISTORY IN THE MAKING
As part of the Missouri Bankers Association's centennial celebration in 1990, the Association commissioned three paintings to become a gift to citizens of Missouri. L. Edward Fisher, a well-known St. Louis maritime artist, received the commission for the project.
The paintings depict the Jefferson City area in 1804, 1904 and 2004. All the paintings are from the same vantage point on the north bank of the Missouri River, so the "trilogy" becomes a time lapse presentation in oil paintings.
The first two paintings -- "Lewis & Clark 1804" and "Jefferson City 1904" -- were unveiled in June of 1990 at the MBA Convention. Those paintings were presented to Missouri's Secretary of State, Roy Blunt, to be hung in the James C. Kirkpatrick State Information Center in Jefferson City.
To complete the trilogy, the original oil painting of "Jefferson City 2004" also will hang at the State Information Center. The third painting has been presented to Secretary of State Matt Blunt, son of former Secretary of State Roy Blunt.
Limited-edition signed and numbered prints of all three paintings are available for sale to the public. Click here to access a brochure and order form for these prints. In addition, note cards featuring the MBA Centennial prints are also available. The cards are in boxed sets of 12. Each box contains four of each of the three scenes of the Missouri River and Jefferson City. Click here for an order form for the notecards.
Click here to see the 1804 print.
Click here to see the 1904 print.
Click here to see the 2004 print.
For more information, E-mail Rachael Preston or call her at the MBA office (573) 636-8151.