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Chris Ritter papers, 1907-1972

Ritter, Chris, 1906-1976

Painter, Printmaker, Watercolorist


Collection Information

Size: 1.6 Linear feet

Summary: Business and personal correspondence including letters from Ritter to his first wife, Frances Pratt, and to his second wife, Jane Ritter, written from Europe; biographical information; exhibition catalogs and clippings; schedules of art courses taught by Ritter; diaries, 1937-1953; essays, talks and writings; an address book; a high school yearbook; 5 sketches; and photographs of Ritter, his work and his family.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter; Ogunquit, Maine and New York, N.Y. Born 1906 (per U.S. Army discharge papers and family birthdate also cited as 1908). Died 1976.


Donated by Ritter, 1974 and 1979.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

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How to Cite This Collection

Chris Ritter papers, 1907-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.