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Our submission for #FigurativeArtFriday (+FigurativeArtFriday ) sponsored by +Melodie Douglas and +Maude McDonald is another clown painting with a showgirl. This particular painting is a slight variation of last week's submission and was also painted in the early 1960s. The painting was part of Rudolph Axford's (one of Julian's major patrons and collectors) extensive collection of over 100 pieces of paintings, drawings and sketches.

Julian painted the 'clown with girl' painting probably about a dozen times — sometimes with the girl in tights and others with the girl nude — and with slightly varied poses (clown hand placement, clown head, etc). This series of clowns proved very popular and at least some of them were reproduced as prints while the originals went largely to Julian's collectors.

To see more Julian Ritter portrait paintings, please visit http://www.julianrittercentral.com/catalogues/category/image-gallery/clowns-gallery.htm


Clown with Showgirl #2
Oil on masonite
39x22 inches
Owner: Rudolph Axford Family
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Beautiful painting! Both stylistically and technically; and of course the subject and composition +JulianRitterCentral
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Our submission for #FigurativeArtFriday (+FigurativeArtFriday ) sponsored by +Maude McDonald and +Melodie Douglas is a portrait of one of Julian's patrons from the 1980s.

Julian Ritter painted this portrait of patron and collector Steve Shoemaker in 1980 at the Torito Road studio in Montecito. Shoemaker commissioned a number of paintings in the 1980s - mostly nudes - many of which are considered more erotic than Julian's usually very restrained and tasteful nudes and which Julian clearly described as "erotica" to distinguish it from his more mainstream pieces. You can find a fair number of these erotic pieces for sale on internet auction sites.

Although Julian had second thoughts about some of the erotic paintings he painted, he painted this portrait with a great deal of the typical Julian verve and it really captures the subject.

To see more Julian Ritter portrait paintings, please visit http://www.julianrittercentral.com/catalogues/category/image-gallery/portraits-gallery.htm
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I think this might be one of my favorites, love the casual pose, the relaxed expression and all those cool figures in the foreground. Excellent work!
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Our submission for #FigurativeArtFriday (+FigurativeArtFriday ) sponsored by +Maude McDonald and +Melodie Douglas is a portrait of Ruby, one of Julian's favorite models from the 1960s. Although Ruby never posed nude, her sensuality had Julian painting her in several different poses, always seductive.

To see more Julian Ritter glamor portraits and paintings, please visit http://www.julianrittercentral.com/catalogues/category/image-gallery/glamour-gallery.htm

Ruby in yellow slip
Oil on masonite
24x48 inches
1963
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Our submission for #FigurativeArtFriday (+FigurativeArtFriday ) sponsored by +Maude McDonald and +Melodie Douglas is an elegant portrait painted after Julian's misadventure at sea while living on Torito Road in Montecito,CA

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Lady in black
Oil on canvas
72x36 inches
1972
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Beautiful Julian!..a great talent you are!
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Our submission for #FigurativeArtFriday (+FigurativeArtFriday ) sponsored by +Maude McDonald and +Melodie Douglas is a clown painting with a showgirl painted in 1963.

Julian painted the 'clown with girl' painting probably about a dozen times — sometimes with the girl in tights and others with the girl nude — and with slightly varied poses (clown hand placement, clown head, etc). This series of clowns proved very popular and at least some of them were reproduced as prints while the originals went largely to Julian's collectors.

To see more Julian Ritter portrait paintings, please visit http://www.julianrittercentral.com/catalogues/category/image-gallery/clowns-gallery.htm
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I'm a fan of Julian's clowns, love this, his work is so beautiful.
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We've added a new section to the biography section of JulianRitterCentral.com: Mexico - late 1956 to early 1957.

We've added a new section to the biography section of the site telling about Julian's trip to Mexico with his family in late 1956 and early 1957. This trip was a significant point in Julian's life as he became both a better painter and enjoyed a closer bond with his family than he ever had before or would later.
Julian Ritter takes his family to Mexico hoping to renew his artistic energy and finds that he not only does that but enjoys the closeness of his family. The family was closer in these months than any...
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We've added a new section to the biography section of JulianRitterCentral.com: Woodland Hills-1951 To 1956.

Julian Ritter moved his family from Hollywood to Woodland Hills, CA in 1951. In addition to a larger, more functional house, the move marked the beginning of real commercial success for Julian's art. After his first major sale to the Last Frontier Hotel on the Strip, Julian followed up with more work in Las Vegas, including painting a portrait of a Las Vegas mobster, ahem, casino owner. But this was just the beginning as Julian expanded his markets in San Francisco, Palm Springs and Chicago. Julian also lived an adventure as he and his brother-in-law, Stewart Potter, went to Mexico to mine uranium.
Julian Ritter moves his family to Woodland Hills and begins enjoying the first breaks as a commercial artist in Las Vegas and expands his markets to Palm Springs, San Francisco and Chicago
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We've added a new section to the biography section of JulianRitterCentral.com: Post World War II - Hollywood. This section covers Julian's return from fighting in Europe during World War II, He and Hilde settling into life in Hollywood and Julian's frequent flirtations with success with his eventual first major commercial success in Las Vegas when he sold the initial thirteen paintings that would become the core of the Silver Slipper collection housed in the casino of the same name and part of Bill Moore's Last Frontier Hotel and Last Frontier Village properties on the early Las Vegas Strip.
Julian Ritter returns from World War Ii to start a family and build a career as an artist
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Our submission for #FigurativeArtFriday (+FigurativeArtFriday ) sponsored by +Melodie Douglas and +Maude McDonald are a pair of clowns painted in 1972. Although Julian Ritter rarely painted single clowns at a larger size after the early 1960s, he painted these two sad-sack clowns as masters for a successful lithographic reproduction, one of Julian's most successful lithographic runs. There are many Leo and Jane prints floating around.

To see more Julian Ritter clown paintings, please visit http://www.julianrittercentral.com/catalogues/category/image-gallery/clowns-gallery.htm


Jane and Leo
Oil on masonite
30x15 inches
1972
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Julian's paintings have such life and vitality, the lighting and mood in these two paintings are wonderful.
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Our submission for #FigurativeArtFriday (+FigurativeArtFriday ) sponsored by +Melodie Douglas and +Maude McDonald is a clown painting submitted by the grandson of Julian Ritter's best friend, Chick Rosenthal. This particular clown was given as a wedding present to Chick's daughter, Gean and remains in the family today.

To see more Julian Ritter clowns, please visit http://www.julianrittercentral.com/catalogues/category/image-gallery/clowns-gallery.htm

Clown - Wedding present to Rosenthal's daughter, Gean
Oil on masonite
10x12 inches
1957
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hello, there are some vedios of a performing arts,very beautiful
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this is a oilpainting competition, share with you
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Our submission for #FigurativeArtFriday (+FigurativeArtFriday ) sponsored by +Melodie Douglas and +Maude McDonald is an untitled nude, most likely a commission for the Rudolph Axford Collection.

We are trying to identify the model but we are uncertain if this was a model Julian used regularly or if the model was provided by Rudolph Axford. The work is fairly typical of the nudes that Julian was painting in the late 1950s and early 1960s - definitely not the schlock work that he painted for commercial endeavor.


Untitled Nude
Oil on masonite
31.75x25.75 inches
1960
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This JulianRitterCentral page on Google+ is maintained by the librarian for the JulianRitterCentral Project and is an extension of our main website -  www.julianrittercentral.com, a community site sharing the life and art of 20th-century master painter Julian Ritter. We will post updates and important information here..

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