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.
Ida Kohlmeyer: Systems of Color – A chronology , bibliography, and listing of exhibitions, collections, and commissions complete this comprehensive treatment of an important second-generation abstract expressionist, and one of the first of a generation of influential women artists to emerge in the second half of the 20th century.