Ken Ratner is active/lives in New York, California. Ken Ratner is known for urban city view-genre photography, drawing, lecturer, curator.
Biography Ken Ratner
The following information was submitted by the artist in 2016.
Ken Ratner was born in New York City in 1953 and lived in Texas and California before returning to the city in the mid-90s. From an early age, he began to draw, focusing on portraits, but later street life and the urban poor would become his primary subject matter in both his drawing and photography. He took evening sketch classes at the Art Students League* in New York City in the 1980s, and would regularly study artwork and photography in museums, galleries and books.
Ratner is a self-taught photographer whose principle field of interest is the urban city, particularly its derelict aspects that one often shuns, ignores, fails to notice or avoids. Yet in these out
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