Bill Ritchie's work in the

Nellie and Mike Sunderland Collection

My_Fathers_Farm
This is a stock image of the artwork - not a photo of the owner's actual print

My Father's Farm

1972. Print. Intaglio and relief printed from etched plate in thalo green w/black, blue and yellow on Arches Cover white. Image 16 1/4 X 22 3/4 in on 20 3/4 X 29 3/4 in. No. A/P. Signed lower right. Collections also Gloria Abbenhouse, Lee Altman, Billie Bryan, Jocelyn Curry and Rick Asher, Everett Public Library, Dr. Charles McCann, Kay Pruvich, Lynda Ritchie, Kathryn Sharp, Seattle Juvenile Center and others.

Ritchie's Comment: My Father's Farm is named for the real place, where we used siphon hoses for irrigation. Those bright, early mornings were only a farm boy's memory in 1960. When I made this print in 1972, it was in very different world in which I had come to live. The image was composed from a video photograph made in my first video art experiments, using 16 mm film, facing toward Eastern Washington where my father's farm had been. The film was of a sunrise over the Cascade Mountains and the image was my drawing of the same title.


"Bridge's Heart 7"

Provenance: 1973. Print. Mixed media. Blue, yellow, black, red. Printed on Van Gelder Zonen natural with Japanese etching chine colle. 18 X 24 image. A/P. Signed lower right: Bill H. Ritchie, Jr. pr731013rit. About this print, Ritchie wrote: "The Henry Gallery Association wanted new members and, as an incentive to join, offered a print. Commissioned to produce the print, I was excited and worked hard, eager to please. It went badly. The harder I worked the uglier the print became. I made plates and pulled many states. Finally I threw out the design entirely. Then it came all at once! A lithograph, from a different series, and using corduroy and soft ground to get the effect of raster lines (from my video work) made for an entirely new direction. Things fell into place and “Bridges Heart” was one of my most successful prints. It’s the only print of mine that the Henry Gallery has in its permanent collection." Also in the collections of Robert J. Adams, Lee Altman, Billie Bryan, Spence Guerin, Spike Henderson, Henry Art Gallery, Philadelphia Art Museum, Lynda Ritchie, Rainier Bank, Carolyn Scheve, Anne Schwendiman, Donnie Wilburn,


"Sweet Target Hearts No. 6" by Bill Ritchie, Sold to David Prentice Sept. 24, 2010


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