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Mt norwottuck and apple trees holyoke mountain r 9

Lorna Ritz
Amherst, MA

About the Artist

Lorna Ritz studied under the instruction of painter James Gahagan, (a student of Hans Hofmann), who was a very important teacher for her in the 60’s. She received an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1971, in both painting and sculpture, (welding steel, and casting in bronze and iron). She welded steel for 25 years, but never stopped painting, and only paints now. It is color and paint that structures the space that then finds the volumetric composition of her painting. BFA Pratt Institute MFA Cranbrook Academy Art.Taught @: R.I.School Design, Brown U,U MN, Dartmouth College VT Center,NY…

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About the Artist

Lorna Ritz studied under the instruction of painter James Gahagan, (a student of Hans Hofmann), who was a very important teacher for her in the 60’s. She received an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1971, in both painting and sculpture, (welding steel, and casting in bronze and iron). She welded steel for 25 years, but never stopped painting, and only paints now. It is color and paint that structures the space that then finds the volumetric composition of her painting. BFA Pratt Institute MFA Cranbrook Academy Art.Taught @: R.I.School Design, Brown U,U MN, Dartmouth College VT Center,NY Studio School, UMASS, Residencies:C-Scape Dune Shacks,'P’Town, MA., International Program, UMASS, Cape Town,South Africa, Wurlitzer Foundation, NM.,Arcadia National Park, ME, Fundacíon Valparaíso,Spain; Roswell Museum Art Center, NM.,MacDowell Colony, NH, Lectures: Instituto de Belles Artes, (Medellin, Colombia), Honduras; American U, (D.C. + Italy);Humboldt U.,(CA);American U, (France) Divinity Center Yale U, Bowery Gallery,NYC, Hillyer Gallery, and Oresman Gallery at Brown Fine Arts Center @ Smith College,'Contemporary Art Museum" UMASS. ,Hood Museum, Dartmouth College, Fine Arts Center P’Town, MA. Group exhibitions:"Anita Shapolsky Gallery, NYC, The Painting Center," NYC Edward Hopper Museum, NY, Hannah Bacol Busch Gallery,Texas, Lamont Gallery, Phillips Exeter Academy, NH. solo shows: Contemporary Art Museum UMASS,,State House,Boston, Aidron Duckworth Art Museum, NH.,French Cultural Center, Boston, Grants: Artists' Fellowship, Berkshire Taconic Foundation, Haven Foundation,ME, George Sugarman Grant, Puffin Foundation, NJ, Kittredge Grant, Harvard U., Pollock-Krasner Grants, Esther & Adolph Gottlieb Individual Grant, Ludwig Vogelstein, Blanche Colman Grant Public Collections: U Michigan Museum Contemporary Art, Hale and Dorr Law Firm, Bank of Boston, Johnson &Johnson, (N.J.), Anderson Museum Contemporary Art, (N.M.), Burnham Institute, (CA.), Veridex, (NJ),Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Childrens' Hospital, Nataxix Global Asset, Cedars Sinai Hospital LA,Audax Group, United Health Group Corporate Minnesota, McLean Hospital @ Harvard Medical School, Ipsen Cambridge, MA.

Artist’s Work

Mt norwottuck and apple trees
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Mt. Norwottuck and Apple Trees

By Lorna Ritz

For mom who made all things grow
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For Mom, Who Made All Things Grow

By Lorna Ritz

Newcomb beach truro
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Newcomb Beach, Truro

By Lorna Ritz

Painting to birdsongs and wind
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Painting to Birdsongs and Wind

By Lorna Ritz

abstract expressionist paintings
Last green of summer 5
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Last Green of Summer

By Lorna Ritz

Seeing music
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Seeing Music

By Lorna Ritz

Snow ice with pink cloud
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Snow, Ice with Pink Cloud

By Lorna Ritz

The sound of snow
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The Sound of Snow

By Lorna Ritz

Caught in your concentric
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Caught in Your Concentric

By Lorna Ritz

Rising moon
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Rising Moon

By Lorna Ritz

Roots that reach for the clouds
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Roots That Reach for the Clouds

By Lorna Ritz

Evening stretched out
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Evening Stretched Out

By Lorna Ritz

Winter in d minor
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Winter in D Minor

By Lorna Ritz

Moonrise sunset
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Moonrise, Sunset

By Lorna Ritz

Roots that reach for the sky
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Roots That Reach for the Sky

By Lorna Ritz

Snow from the stars
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Snow From the Stars

By Lorna Ritz

Above the blue sky the moon
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Above the Blue Sky, the Moon

By Lorna Ritz

Mud season
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Mud Season

By Lorna Ritz

Bathed in white light
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Bathed in White Light

By Lorna Ritz

Winter moon
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Winter Moon

By Lorna Ritz

Heavy heart sweet blossoms
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Heavy Heart, Sweet Blossoms

By Lorna Ritz

Winter slides into spring
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Winter Slides into Spring

By Lorna Ritz

Pulsating sadness
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Pulsating Sadness

By Lorna Ritz

Cant let go of the day
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"Can't Let Go of the Day"

By Lorna Ritz

For mom who loved to see things grow
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For Mom, Who Loved to See Things Grow

By Lorna Ritz

Falling into the night sky
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Falling into the Night Sky

By Lorna Ritz

Darkness falling
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Darkness Falling

By Lorna Ritz

Falling into the night sky 2
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Falling into the Night Sky

By Lorna Ritz

Heart made of stars and oceans
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Heart Made of Stars and Oceans

By Lorna Ritz

Your words in my heart
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Your Words in My Heart

By Lorna Ritz

Take root and grow
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Take Root and Grow

By Lorna Ritz

Flowers and weeds
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Flowers and Weeds

By Lorna Ritz

Peonies 6
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Peonies

By Lorna Ritz

Profusion of peonies
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Profusion of Peonies

By Lorna Ritz

The angels among us
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"The Angels Among Us"

By Lorna Ritz

Sky fastened on the river
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Sky Fastened on the River

By Lorna Ritz

The play in the vastness
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The Play in the Vastness

By Lorna Ritz

July heat
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July Heat

By Lorna Ritz

Departing day
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"Departing Day"

By Lorna Ritz

After the storm 6
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After the Storm

By Lorna Ritz

Roses and peonies
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Roses and Peonies

By Lorna Ritz

Just after sunset
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Just After Sunset

By Lorna Ritz

The religion of a landscape
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The Religion of a Landscape

By Lorna Ritz

The moon placed in my hands
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The Moon Placed in My Hands

By Lorna Ritz

Little infinite poem
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Little Infinite Poem

By Lorna Ritz

Departing summer
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Departing Summer

By Lorna Ritz

Winter moonless night sky
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Winter Moonless Night Sky

By Lorna Ritz

Ocean wave 2
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Ocean Wave

By Lorna Ritz

The high note that hung there
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The High Note That Hung There

By Lorna Ritz

Blue night dropped on the world
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Blue Night Dropped on the World

By Lorna Ritz

Chromatic runs
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Chromatic Runs

By Lorna Ritz

Peonies 9
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"Peonies"

By Lorna Ritz

Frozen earth blue sky
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Frozen Earth, Blue Sky

By Lorna Ritz

Tree that turned into a bird
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Tree That Turned into a Bird

By Lorna Ritz

September sunset
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September Sunset

By Lorna Ritz

Sun swallowed by the night
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"Sun Swallowed by the Night"

By Lorna Ritz

Moonlight
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Moonlight

By Lorna Ritz

The spaciousness of solitude
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"The Spaciousness of Solitude"

By Lorna Ritz

July green cries and kisses
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"July Green, Cries and Kisses"

By Lorna Ritz

Drowning in june light
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Drowning in June Light

By Lorna Ritz

August harvest
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August Harvest

By Lorna Ritz

Poem in cobalt blue
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Poem in Cobalt Blue

By Lorna Ritz

Rose garden
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Rose Garden

By Lorna Ritz

ocean drawings
Ocean waves
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Ocean Waves

By Lorna Ritz

Longnook beach truro ma
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Longnook Beach, Truro, MA

By Lorna Ritz

mountain drawings
Mt norwottuck and apple trees holyoke mountain r 2
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Mt. Norwottuck and Apple Trees

By Lorna Ritz

Mt norwottuck and apple trees holyoke mountain r 5
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Mt. Norwottuck and Apple Trees. Holyoke Mountain Range, autumn

By Lorna Ritz

Mt norwottuck and apple trees holyoke mountain r 9
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"Mt. Norwottuck and Apple Trees". Holyoke Mountain Range, autumn

By Lorna Ritz

Mt norwottuck and apple trees holyoke mountain r 3
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Mt. Norwottuck and Apple Trees. Holyoke Mountain Range, autumn

By Lorna Ritz

Mt norwottuck and apple trees holyoke mountain r 6
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"Mt. Norwottuck and Apple Trees". Holyoke Mountain Range, autumn

By Lorna Ritz

Mt norwottuck and apple trees v
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Mt. Norwottuck and Apple Trees V

By Lorna Ritz

Mt norwottuck and apple trees holyoke mountain r 7
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"Mt. Norwottuck and Apple Trees". Holyoke Mountain Range, autumn

By Lorna Ritz

Mt norwottuck and apple trees vi 3
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Mt. Norwottuck and Apple Trees VI

By Lorna Ritz

Mt norwottuck and apple trees viii 2
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Mt. Norwottuck and Apple Trees VIII

By Lorna Ritz

Last green of summer 3
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Mt. Norwottuck and Apple Trees

By Lorna Ritz

Mt norwottuck and apple trees ii
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Mt. Norwottuck and Apple Trees II

By Lorna Ritz

Mt norwottuck and apple trees i
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Mt. Norwottuck and Apple Trees I

By Lorna Ritz

Mt norwottuck and apple trees vii
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Mt. Norwottuck and Apple Trees VII

By Lorna Ritz

Mt norwottuck and apple trees xi
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Mt. Norwottuck and Apple Trees XI

By Lorna Ritz

Mt norwottuck and apple trees iii 3
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Mt. Norwottuck and Apple Trees III

By Lorna Ritz

Mt norwottuck and apple trees holyoke mountain r 8
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"Mt. Norwottuck and Apple Trees". Holyoke Mountain Range, autumn

By Lorna Ritz

Mt norwottuck and apple trees holyoke mountain 10
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"Mt. Norwottuck and Apple Trees". Holyoke Mountain Range, autumn

By Lorna Ritz

Mt norwottuck and apple trees holyoke mountain 10
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"Mt. Norwottuck and Apple Trees". Holyoke Mountain Range, autumn

By Lorna Ritz

Mt norwottuck and apple trees iv 2
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Mt. Norwottuck and Apple Trees IV

By Lorna Ritz

autumn tree drawings
Mt norwottuck and apple trees holyoke mountain r 4
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Mt. Norwottuck and Apple Trees. Holyoke Mountain Range, autumn

By Lorna Ritz

Autumn trees 9
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Autumn Trees

By Lorna Ritz

Autumn trees 7
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Autumn Trees

By Lorna Ritz

Autun trees
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Autumn Trees

By Lorna Ritz

Autumn trees 10
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"Autumn Trees"

By Lorna Ritz

Selected Exhibitions

Press and Accolades

  • The Haven Foundation, Maine
    2008 and 2011
  • Artist's Fellowship, New York City
    2008 and 2011
  • Arts International Residency, South Africa
    2007
  • Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Individual Grant
    2018

Education

  • Cranbrook Academy of Art, M.F.A. Painting and Sculpture
    Bloomfield Hills, MI,1971 
  • Pratt Institute, B.F.A. in Painting and Sculpture
    Brooklyn, NY,1969 
  • Skowhegan SChool of Painting and Sculpture, summer program
    Skowhegan, Maine,1968