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WAR DANCE! Do not piss off CHIEF SEATTLE! ) Oil by Ilona Rittler!!

AmberRose's loves1315 of 8469HAPPY EASTER WITH SINGING CHICK!!  egg pan! 1935!!Japanese hand mirror, early 1900's maybe?
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    Posted 7 years ago

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    Hello! ttler, internationally renown artist and long time Bellevue, WA resident passed away on December 31, 2011 at the age of 93. Born in Hungary, she came from a family where art was handed down through generations and cherished by all. Ilona was the last of five sisters, all acclaimed painters and sculptors with their own individual styles. Her talent became apparent at an early age, by age 14 she was already an accomplished painter. After completing her formal academic and fine arts education in pre World War II Europe, Ilona continued to study under various painters of the time in Budapest, Salzburg and Rome. She established and operated the Exhibitors Gallery and Ilona Rittler School of Fine Arts on Main Street in Bellevue for over 50 years, actively teaching and painting until she passed away at age 93. Painting was Ilona's life and it gave her joy to share her inner creative fire with others. In her School, spanning over a half century, Ilona and her staff taught thousands of students both professionals and amateurs of all ages, thus her passion became their passion. She was a major force in promoting art through art exhibits, judging, lecturing and sponsoring promising artists. Ilona was a master of all media. Her paintings, spanning three quarters of a century, are repre sented in private and public collections throughout the world. She adored the beauty and the rich heritage of the Pacific North west. The painting excursions, hiking, skiing, kayaking, visiting the Cougar Mountain Zoo, antique shopping and other adventures with her dear friends gave her joy and strength. To commemorate her talent, love of art and compassion for the natural world, the Magic Forest exhibit at the Cougar Mountain Zoo in Issaquah has been named in her honor. Ilona Rittler's inner fire, incredi ble talent, exceptional life and great accomplishments give all of us who have known and loved her inspiration and strength to travel the highway of life. Sign Ilona's online guestbook at Thanks for looking!


    1. toracat toracat, 7 years ago
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      It is a great painting, Don!
    3. toracat toracat, 7 years ago
      Yes maybe my favorite and I have over 175! Thanks Kevin
    4. toracat toracat, 7 years ago
      Thank you senchi!!!
    5. AmberRose AmberRose, 7 years ago
      I see something more every time I look at it. One of those...
      Hopefully this one won't be haunted like that boat one.
      Where did you get it?
    6. toracat toracat, 7 years ago
      I found it on ebay, Paid wow $200. but we were friends, Ilona and we never met but talked on phone and wrote letters. This was 1992 when I bought clown painting for $15. coming home from driving Alaska Hiway. She took a lot of time writing me. She was about 70 then. I will buy more of her work. She sent me photos of many of her paintings! She is good. My painter friend Javier Nino loves her work also. He did murals at PV Airport. I paid $20 for his in 1972, now he sells for $1000's. Boat one is really scary. Dutch, The flying Dutchman! haunted ship! other haunted Dutch ships! I am drinking wine and putting $12 mirror in Frame Clars Auction wants me to sell! ant. roadshow. I wish I could meet you! XXOO
    7. AmberRose AmberRose, 7 years ago
      200$$$!!! Wow! Seems like a deal for the quality. Plus letters very cool.
      Well I will be following the letter of the Hoarder Agreement for May, June and Sept so you know where I'll be. Come take a break in lovely Chicago. All the snow has melted and there is list of trouble to get into :)). Trying to get Kerry to come too.

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