Active in Bay Area, then Hawaii. Julian Ritter (September 19, 1909 – March 4, 2000) was an American painter who painted nudes and clowns and had an ill-fated Pacific voyage that nearly cost the lives of Ritter and his crew. Ritter's paintings were typically rich in color. His nudes celebrated the glamor and beauty of the female form. All of his figurative paintings expressed the humanness in his subjects. He also painted landscapes at different points during his career and complex compositions dealing with mystical and spiritual subjects during his later years.