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Lifescapes Gallery

 
These are the grand and sweeping paintings which Phyllis Settacase Barton referred to as "lifescapes." These are the very introspective paintings in which artist Julian Ritter explores the meaning of life and other spiritual subject matter. These often panoramic, multi-figured composition-within-composition paintings which tell the story of Julian's travels through life. These works often had the effect of being at once both inspiring and unsettling.

Art historian, Phyllis Settacase Barton wrote of these paintings:
In the glowing panoramic scenes, powerfully and prayerfully, Julian Ritter lets us in on some of his most intimate secrets, eases us into his precious discoveries and shares with us deepest concerns.

 

Bird of Passion
Oil on masonite
48x96 inches
1984
Owner: Ritter Family Trust
Submitter: RitterFamilyTrust

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Dancers in Red
Oil on masonite
48x96 inches
1963
Owner: Ritter Family Trust
Submitter: RitterFamilyTrust

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Les Miserables
Oil on pressboard
30x40 inches

Owner: Private Collection
Submitter: joeschmoe

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Lost at Sea
Oil on canvas
48x60 inches
1972
Owner: Unknown
Submitter: RitterFamilyTrust

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Mother and Child
Oil on masonite
27x39 inches
1963
Owner: Unknown
Submitter: RitterFamilyTrust

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Night chasing Evening Clouds
Oil on masonite
48x96 inches
1985
Owner: Unknown
Submitter: RitterFamilyTrust

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