Bill Ritchie's art in Washington State
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Louis Kollmeyer Estate

Provenance: "Four Pheasants". 1963. Screen print. Gray, brown, orange, green, white. Image 19 in. X 14 in. on 22 X 18 in sulfite paper. No. of impression unknown. Signed lower right. See also the John Leonard and Susan and Frank Crow Collections.

Artist's statement: I lived on my father's farm until I went to college, and on his Wapato farm, in the winter, pheasants would fly up into the bare trees to roost at night. On a moonlit night you could see them profiled against the gray sky. Hoar frost covered the ground. It's gray all over in the Yakima Valley, in the winter time. I learned screen printing from Reino Randall at Central Washington State college, and made this print for my graduate show that was coming in the spring of 1964. Dr. Kollmeyer bought the print there, and he told me in 2007 that it still hangs in his Lake Chelan home. He passed away in 2018.

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