Ritschel, William
(1864-1949)
“Waiting for the Tide”

watercolor on paper
11.5” x 17.5
signed and inscribed lower left, titled verso (Katwyk Holland)

Artist Biography

William Frederic Ritschel (1864-1949)
Born in Nurmberg, Germany, William Ritschel was a California Impressionist painter. He was educated at the Latin and Industrial School, Germany and Royal Academy in
Munich where he excelled at painting the sea. He continued to exhibit his marine paintings in New York, and in 1918 was elected to the National Academy of Design.
Ritschel never went far from the sea for inspiration. He built a home on a bluff near Carmel, and was a frequent sight on the rocks and beaches. Ritschel’s paintings of the sea were well received from coast to coast, and he participated in many exhibitions from San Francisco to New York, including the Panama Pacific Exposition in 1915, the National Academy of Design, and the Salmagundi Club.

Painting Features

Artist First Name William
Artist Last Name Ritschel
Artist's Dates 1864-1949
Materials watercolor on paper
Markings signed and inscribed lower left, titled verso (Katwyk Holland) 
Size 11.5” x 17.5
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Comments This painting is in excellent condition in the original carved period frame, also in excellent condition.