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Chris Ritter

 (1906 - 1976)
Chris Ritter was active/lived in Kansas, Maine, New York.  Chris Ritter is known for figure, animal and landscape painting, graphics.

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Biography   Chris Ritter


Born Iola, Kansas on December 9, 1908, Chris Ritter was a painter and teacher.  He was a graduate of the University of Kansas, Lawrence; a pupil of Albert Bloch and Karl Mattern.  He studied at the Art Students League from 1933-36 with Richard Lahey and George Grosz, at Columbia University, and at the Brooklyn Museum School of Art.

He was an instructor of art at Hunter College from 1939- 41, at Cornell University in 1947, at Ballard School from 1947-53, and at the Midland, Texas. Art Center in 1954.

Ritter` opened and directed his own gallery, Laurel Gallery on 57th in New York from 1946-51.

SOURCES:
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
Sain, Lydia. Kansas Artists, compiled by Lydia Sain from 1932 to 1948. Typed Manuscript, 1948.; Newlin, Gertrude Dix (Development of Art in Kansas. Typed Manuscript, 1951); Who’s Who in American Art. New York: American Federation of Arts, 1936- v.1=1936-37 v.3= 1941-42 v.2=1938-39 v.4=1940-47. 3, 4, 6, 7; Festival of Kansas Arts and Crafts. Catalog: Arts and Crafts of Kansas: an Exhibition held in Lawrence, Feb. 18-22, 1948 in the Community Building. Lawrence: World Co., 1948; University of KS Graduate Magazine (Dec. 1939); Midwestern Artists’ Exhibition (Kansas City: Kansas City Art Institute, 1920-1942 Mines, Cynthia. For the Sake of Art: The Story of an Art Movement in Kansas. s.l. Mines, 1979.) 1931; Philbrook

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