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Allen Ritzman

Ottumwa, Iowa 1952

Luce Artist Quote

"While looking for shapes that inspire the viewer with a feeling of quiet elegance, I lean towards classical form and purity of line." Allen Ritzman, 1993

Luce Artist Biography

Allen Ritzman is inspired by the natural landscape surrounding his home in West Virginia. He uses local hardwoods such as maple, cherry, and poplar and often chooses a subdued grain pattern that will accentuate his graceful, minimal forms. Ritzman enjoys the physical process of cutting and turning large, heavy pieces of wood, and his tall, hollow vessels can sometimes weigh more than a hundred pounds.