Ritzert, Diether: Bunch of Flowers – RESERVED


A superb original and highly imaginative linocut in which the background and foreground colouring switches across the print. A proof copy in perfect condition, newly framed, the style is typical of German ‘Expressionism’ and the print bears the stamp in relief of the Woensampresse, a community of graphic designers and artists founded in Cologne in 1934.

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Artist: Diether Ritzert, (born 1927-1987)

Title and date: Manuela, 1960s

Size: 39.0 x 25.5 cms.


Artist description:

Born in Kamen Westphalia, he came from an architect family though his father was removed from the office of Rüsselsheim city architect shortly after the National Socialists’ seizure of power in 1933. He became a student at the State College of Fine Arts in 1943 and took part in his first exhibition in 1945. In 1950, he enrolled at the School of Arts and Crafts in Saarbrucken where he was particularly influenced by Frans Masereel and made his first linocuts which then became one of his great specialisms.