painter, fresco painter, architectural painter, etcher

born Nürnberg, 24. Aug 1860

died Eschenbach, 28. Oct 1948

Son of Lorenz Ritter. Training by his father and his uncle Paul. He also attended the Nuremberg Arts and Crafts School under the direction of Friedrich Carl Mayer and Carl Jäger. 1883-84 studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, 1885 at the Art School in Karlsruhe with Gustav Schönleber, in 1886 study trip together with Gustav Schönleber to Italy. From1887 freelance artist in Nuremberg, architectural painter, etcher and fresco painter. (...) In 1893 he created commissioned by Landesgewerbeanstalt (Institute for national trade) a monumental painting for the World Exhibition in Chicago which he himself also visited, as watercolors of the passage and of Chicago prove. (...) Later on he turned to a slightly impressionist approach. He preferred watercolors, but he also painted in oil and created etchings and drawings. Many of his works now belong to private collectors. (...) Quoted from Nürnberger Künstlerlexikon, ed. by Manfred Grieb

Style: Late Romanticism

Period: 20th c., 19th c.