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