Ida Kohlmeyer: Recent Works
by Ida Kohlmeyer, Louise Keith Claussen (Editor), Morris Museum: July 2005, 62pp. (hardcover)
A retrospective of lively work from the New Orleans artist. Ida Rittenberg Kohlmeyer became one of the most prominent abstract artists in the South and started her career late, turning to art in her late thirties in search of a deeper meaning and purpose in life. She was primarily known as a New Orleans artist. She moved from an early figurative style in paintings of children to Abstract-Expressionism, influenced by a summer’s study in Provincetown, Massachusetts, with Hans Hofmann. In her lifetime she had major exhibitions at the National Museum of Women, the Mint Museum (Charlotte, NC), New Orleans Museum of Art and the High Museum of Art.