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Portraits Gallery

 
Julian Ritter had an innate skill as a portrait artist. Even in the early days of his studies at Art Center under Stanley Reckless, who was himself a great portrait artist, Julian's talent stood out from the other students.

In 1941, Julian had successful exhibits at two prominent New York City galleries - the Gallery of Modern Art and the Newhouse Galleries. Both exhibitions included a number of his portraits and nudes, and the shows were critically acclaimed. The Art News (March 15, 1941) wrote: "Especially in the portraits, his style shows fluency and ease."

Please enjoy the portraits below.

 

Chick Rosenthal
Oil on canvas
22x32 inches

Owner: Curtis R. and Family
Submitter: CurtisR

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Dobie Doc
Oil on masonite
Unknown inches
1950
Owner: Unknown
Submitter: RitterFamilyTrust

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Eileen Coghlan's grandmother
Oil on masonite
44x34 inches
1940
Owner: Unknown
Submitter: RitterFamilyTrust

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Hilde
Oil on canvas
60x30 inches
1963
Owner: Ritter Family Trust
Submitter: RitterFamilyTrust

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Isis, Girl from Moorea
Oil on masonite
48x24 inches
1970
Owner: Unknown
Submitter: RitterFamilyTrust

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Julian Ritter, self-portrait
Oil on masonite
36x24 inches
1982
Owner: RitterFamilyTrust
Submitter: RitterFamilyTrust

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Lady in black
Oil on canvas
72x36 inches
1972
Owner: Unknown
Submitter: RitterFamilyTrust

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LeeAnne in Pink
Oil on canvas
72x36 inches
1964
Owner: Ritter Family Trust
Submitter: RitterFamilyTrust

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Portrait of Laurie
Oil on masonite
60x44 inches
1968
Owner: Unknown
Submitter: RitterFamilyTrust

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Portrait of Laurie Kokx
Oil on masonite
7x5 inches
1969
Owner: Unknown
Submitter: RitterFamilyTrust

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Portrait of my Mom Jean (then) Rosenthal
Oil on canvas
22x32 inches

Owner: Curtis R. and Family
Submitter: CurtisR

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Steve Shoemaker
Oil on masonite
Unknown inches
1980
Owner: Steve Shoemaker
Submitter: RitterFamilyTrust

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Wulf
Oil on canvas
50x24 inches
1974
Owner: Unknown
Submitter: RitterFamilyTrust

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