Chris Ritter papers

Collection ID:
Ritter, Chris
Physical Description:
1.6 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
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
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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Ritter, 1974 and 1979.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Maine -- Ogunquit Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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