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Ritch Gaiti

Although born and raised in Brooklyn New York, Ritch became visually attracted to the west and the Native American culture by the warm colors and the spiritual nature of the people and the land. Inspired by the works of the legendary photographer Edward S. Curtis and his colleagues who chronicled Indian life in the 19th and 20th centuries, he became sympathetic to the Native American history and their fallen journey. He paints of the people, the land and the spirits and tries to recapture a feeling of a time and culture long gone. (see about paintings)
He is an emerging self taught artist who has been painting for over twenty years and only recently began to exhibit publicly. He has been awarded the Plainsman, the People’s Choice Award at the American Plains Artists show in 2009. He has exhibited in most states in galleries and museums including the:

International Museum of the Horse,
International Museum of Art, El Paso
The Gilcrease Museum,
The American Quarter Horse Association Museum,
The Great Plains Art Museum,
The Pearce Museum
The Customs House Museum
The Trenton City Museum, and
The Ellen Noel Museum.

Ritch describing his technique at One Artist Road Fine Arts, Santa Fe

Known for his evocative expression and emotion of the subject as well as his textured application of paint, Ritch is rapidly building a strong following with collectors and galleries throughout the world. His work has appeared in many magazines including Gallery and Studio, Southwest Art, The Best Artists of America, and Art of the West.
Recently his work was featured in Horses in Art magazine; his painting, Night Moves, is on the cover.
He has studied with Micheal Madigan and developed his own style of expression. He won the Judges Award of Merit in the Trail of Painted Ponies National Art Competition, 2006 and a member of the Oil Painters of America and
American Plains Artists. He has also appeared on national television and radio several times and has been featured in several art magazines. (see reviews).

  Zdzislaw Beksinski

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