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Clowns Gallery

 
Clowns were a favorite subject matter for Julian Ritter for many years. In the beginning, clowns might be doodled into drawings and then, later, Julian started painting clowns as a primary subject. Even his most exceptional paintings, his "lifescapes" frequently included clowns in the shadows or margins of the artwork.

In a 1948 "Brush Strokes" column in the Los Angeles Times commented:
Julian Ritter's paintings of clowns, on view in the gallery at 401 S Lake Ave., Pasadena, are notable for liveliness of expression and color. Ritter has chosen to paint clowns, he explains, because "In the clown one sees all the emotions a man can express; to record him is to depict humanity itself."

These are some of the clown paintings of Julian Ritter including his clown montages with nudes and showgirls.
 

Circus clown with broom, standing green
Oil on masonite
14x9.5 inches
1950
Owner: Unknown
Submitter: RitterFamilyTrust

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Clown - Wedding present to Rosenthal's daughter, Gean
Oil on masonite
10x12 inches
1957
Owner: Curtis R and family
Submitter: CurtisR

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Clown Face
Oil on masonite
10.5x8 inches
1948
Owner: Unknown
Submitter: RitterFamilyTrust

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Clown Funeral
Oil on masonite
36x48 inches
1955
Owner: Unknown
Submitter: RitterFamilyTrust

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Clown holding Pink Umbrella
Oil on masonite
8x10 inches

Owner: Thomas Turiace
Submitter: Tommy T

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Clown in blue
Oil on masonite
28x22 inches
1962
Owner: Unknown
Submitter: RitterFamilyTrust

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Clown in Brown Jacket
Oil on masonite
8x10 inches

Owner: Thomas Turiace
Submitter: Tommy T

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Clown in darker shades
Oil on masonite
10x12 inches
1956
Owner: Curtis R. and Family
Submitter: CurtisR

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Clown wearing red suspenders and holding pink umbrella
Oil on masonite
8x10 inches

Owner: Thomas Turiace
Submitter: Tommy T

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Clown with nudes
Oil on masonite
Unknown inches
1977
Owner: Steve Shoemaker
Submitter: RitterFamilyTrust

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Clown with parasol
Oil on masonite
18x9 inches
1962
Owner: Unknown
Submitter: RitterFamilyTrust

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Clown with Showgirl #1
Oil on masonite
36x24 inches
1963
Owner: Unknown
Submitter: RitterFamilyTrust

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Clown with Showgirl #2
Oil on masonite
39x22 inches

Owner: Rudolph Axford
Submitter: RitterFamilyTrust

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Clowns
Oil on masonite
42x30 inches
1977
Owner: Unknown
Submitter: RitterFamilyTrust

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Jane
Oil on masonite
30x15 inches
1972
Owner: Unknown
Submitter: RitterFamilyTrust

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Leo
Oil on masonite
30x15 inches
1972
Owner: Unknown
Submitter: RitterFamilyTrust

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Nudes join the Clown Band
Oil on masonite
24x30 inches
1949
Owner: Unknown
Submitter: RitterFamilyTrust

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Patter
Oil on masonite
9X12 inches
1950
Owner: Judy Williams
Submitter: abqjwilliams

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Silver Slipper Hobo
Oil on masonite
40x30 inches
1952
Owner: Greg Autry
Submitter: RitterFamilyTrust

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The Charmer
Oil on masonite
16x12 inches
1955
Owner: Unknown
Submitter: RitterFamilyTrust

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The Photographer
Oil on masonite
40x30 inches
1952
Owner: Greg Autry
Submitter: RitterFamilyTrust

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Unknown
Oil on masonite
9x12 inches

Owner: Cheryl Pryor
Submitter: cmpryor

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Unknown
Oil on masonite
9x12 inches

Owner: Cheryl Pryor
Submitter: cmpryor

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Waldo's Clown
Oil on masonite
18x16 inches
1948
Owner: Unknown
Submitter: RitterFamilyTrust

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