Rosalie Ritz (1923- 2008)
A well-known courtroom artist, Rosalie Ritz is noted for having recorded many high profile trials, including those of O.J. Simpson, Patty Hearst, and Charles Manson.
Born in Wisconsin, her maiden name was Rosalie Jane Mislove. She was the seventh of ten children. Her artistic talent was evident at an early age, and at fourteen she began studies at the Layton School of Art College. By the time she was sixteen, she was earning money creating portraits at fairs and circuses. She went on to further her studies at Marquette University, and the art institutes of Milwaukee and Chicago.
In 1946 Ritz married World War II navy veteran and athlete, Erwin Ritz. Together th
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