Ida Rittenberg Kohlmeyer

Small Pastel Watercolor Collage 20th Century



Watercolor Collage


Mixed-media watercolor that incorporates three rectangular shapes that are layered with smaller pieces of paper. The collage is framed and signed by the artist in the bottom right corner.

Artist Biography

At the time of her death in 1997 Ida Kohlmeyer was Louisiana’s most renowned artist. Her paintings and sculpture, characterized by exuberance and painterly freedom, are personal interpretations of a wide world of joyous color, motion and vitality. She was able to express deep feeling directly on to her canvases. Ida Kohlmeyer developed a distinctive vocabulary of shapes and symbols which she first organized in grid format and later in loose flowing patterns. The artist translated that style into her acclaimed metal sculptures with their vertical arrangements of both geometric and organic shapes. Provenance: From a private collection.

Dimensions With Frame

H 10.375 in. x W 13.375 in. x D 1.5 in.

Dimensions Without Frame

H 9.25 in. x W 12 in.