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Laurels

Papermaker:
Howell, Douglass Morse  Search this
Designer:
Ritter, Chris  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
sheet: 42.5 cm x 30 cm; 16 23/32 in x 11 13/16 in
Object Name:
portfolio cover
Object Type:
handmade paper
relief prints
Place made:
United States: New York, New York
Date made:
1947
Credit Line:
Gift of Ingrid R. Rose in memory of Milton R. Rose
ID Number:
2015.0197.02
Accession number:
2015.0197
Catalog number:
2015.0197.02
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Communications
Art
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b5-1817-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1970736

Chris Ritter, 1908- [Folder]

Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_38356

Laurel Gallery records, 1944-1951

Creator:
Laurel Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Avery, Milton  Search this
Bentley, Claude Ronald  Search this
Constant, George  Search this
Lassaw, Ibram  Search this
Lenson, Michael  Search this
Pach, Walter  Search this
Tourtelot, Madeline  Search this
Peterdi, Gabor  Search this
Pytlak, L. (Leonard)  Search this
Ernst, Jimmy  Search this
Brandt, Grace Borgenicht  Search this
Ritter, Chris  Search this
Citation:
Laurel Gallery records, 1944-1951. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- History  Search this
Theme:
Art Market  Search this
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7872
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210039
AAA_collcode_laurgall
Theme:
Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210039

Chris Ritter papers, 1907-1972

Creator:
Ritter, Chris, 1906-1976  Search this
Citation:
Chris Ritter papers, 1907-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9202
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211397
AAA_collcode_rittchri
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211397

Interviews of or relating to Maine artists, [ca. 1972]

Creator:
Phillips, Margot  Search this
Subject:
Karfiol, Bernard  Search this
Hardy, DeWitt  Search this
Henderson, Elyot  Search this
Karfiol, George  Search this
Littlefield, Roby  Search this
Neill, Harmon  Search this
Ritter, Chris  Search this
Shum, Alden F.  Search this
Woodbury, David O. (David Oakes)  Search this
Bacon, Peggy  Search this
Dirks, Helen  Search this
Dirks, John  Search this
Clark, Conol Carroll  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Interviews of or relating to Maine artists, [ca. 1972]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10645
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214221
AAA_collcode_philmargo
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214221

Ritter, Chris

Collection Creator:
O'Connor, Francis V.  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 28
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1967-1968
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings and born-digital records in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.

The Artists' Questionanaires require permission from each artist before publishing, quoting, or reproducing. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
Items created by Francis V. O'Connor: copyright held by Avis Berman. Artists' questionnaires: Authorization to publish, quote, or reproduce requires written permission from the individual artist. Contact Reference Services for more information.
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Francis V. O'Connor papers, 1920-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Francis V. O'Connor papers
Francis V. O'Connor papers / Series 1: NCFA Library / 1.2: WPA/FAP Artists' Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9896bc10f-f1f8-48df-9250-691443dba417
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-oconfran-ref340

Laurel Gallery records

Creator:
Laurel Gallery  Search this
Names:
Avery, Milton, 1885-1965  Search this
Bentley, Claude Ronald, 1915-1990  Search this
Brandt, Grace Borgenicht, 1915-2001  Search this
Constant, George  Search this
Ernst, Jimmy, 1920-1984  Search this
Lassaw, Ibram, 1913-2003  Search this
Lenson, Michael, 1903-1971  Search this
Pach, Walter, 1883-1958  Search this
Peterdi, Gabor  Search this
Pytlak, L. (Leonard), 1910-1998  Search this
Ritter, Chris  Search this
Tourtelot, Madeline  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1944-1951
Summary:
The Laurel Gallery records measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1944 to 1951. The collection sheds light on the gallery's operations through scant correspondence, photographs, printed material, an exhibition inventory, and financial records.
Scope and Contents:
The Laurel Gallery records measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1944 to 1951. This small collection sheds light on the gallery's operations through scant correspondence, photographs, printed material, an exhibition inventory, and financial records.

The collection includes letters from artists and museums to gallery director Chris Ritter, and some to the gallery's co-director, Grace Borgenicht; writings on artists Milton Avery, Gabor Peterdi, and Leonard Pytlak. Financial records consist of tax records, notes, bills, price lists, artist agreements, an account book, and a sales book. Also present is an inventory from the exhibition, The New York Society of Women Artists (1947); a scrapbook and loose newspaper clippings; photographs of artists and works of art; a plan for the gallery's marketing, pricing, and financials by Chris Ritter; and photographs, notes, and drafts related to the gallery's quarterly, Laurels.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.
Biographical / Historical:
The Laurel Gallery was founded in New York City in 1946 by painter, printmaker, and educator, Chris Ritter. The gallery, located at 108 East 57th Street, was an active supporter of contemporary American art. Ritter occasionally exhibited his own work in the Laurel Gallery, but mostly exhibited the work of other avant-garde artists, including Jimmy Ernst, Grace Borgenicht (Laurel Gallery's co-director), Claude Bentley, George Constant, Ibram Lassaw, and others. In addition to exhbitions, the gallery published four portfolios of artists' prints and a quarterly magazine. Ritter closed the gallery in 1952, around the same time Borgenicht opened the Grace Borgenicht Gallery.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by gallery founder Chris Ritter in 1974.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- History  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York
Citation:
Laurel Gallery records, 1944-1951. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.laurgall
See more items in:
Laurel Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d03e273b-5447-443f-a3f3-0fcfd64c6077
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-laurgall

Interviews of or relating to Maine artists

Creator:
Phillips, Margot  Search this
Names:
Bacon, Peggy, 1895-1987  Search this
Clark, Conol Carroll  Search this
Dirks, Helen  Search this
Dirks, John, 1917-  Search this
Hardy, DeWitt  Search this
Henderson, Elyot, 1908-1975  Search this
Karfiol, Bernard, 1886-1952  Search this
Karfiol, George  Search this
Littlefield, Roby  Search this
Neill, Harmon, 1893-1980  Search this
Ritter, Chris  Search this
Shum, Alden F.  Search this
Woodbury, David O. (David Oakes), 1896-1981  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
[ca. 1972]
Scope and Contents:
Untranscribed interviews conducted by Margot Phillips of, or about, Maine artists. Interviewees include: Conol C. Clark, John and Helen Dirks, Dewitt Hardy, Elyot Henderson, Roby Littlefield, Harmon Neill, Chris Ritter, Alden F. Shum and David Woodbury (2 interviews) regarding his father Charles H. Woodbury.
Also included are six pages of answers to questions asked of George Karfiol about his father Bernard, and a four page transcript of an interview of Peggy Bacon, December 2, 1971.
Provenance:
Donated 1988 by Margot Phillips.
Restrictions:
Untranscribed; use requires an appointment.
Dirks & Hardy interviews: ACCESS RESTRICTED; written permission required.
Occupation:
Artists -- Maine  Search this
Painters -- Maine  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.philmargo
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ea5749b5-e302-4f53-aeff-b54449e715ff
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-philmargo

Chris Ritter papers

Creator:
Ritter, Chris  Search this
Extent:
1.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1907-1972
Scope and Contents:
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:
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.
Provenance:
Donated by Ritter, 1974 and 1979.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters -- Maine -- Ogunquit  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.rittchri
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw947442781-f8dc-4c27-900c-d51e279f59f7
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rittchri

Head of a Woman, (painting)

Painter:
Ritter, Chris 1906-1976  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Dartmouth College Hood Museum of Art Hanover New Hampshire 03755 Accession Number: W.952.131
Topic:
Figure female--Head  Search this
Control number:
IAP 30661020
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_456752

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