Artist ,Fashion Designer, Painter, Educator
Ron Fritts has led a life motivated by the creative impulse. He was always making things, drawing and having to produce Art. Having won several art awards during public school years, he attended: Carnegie Institute to study fine art; Columbia University where he received a BFA in theater arts; The Cooper Union in New York to study painting; the U. of Cincinnati where he received a painting fellowship and was awarded an MFA.
Since then artistic efforts have been diverse. He was a visual merchandising designer in New York ; founded RF Studios, Inc. for national distribution of his art: concurrently founded Ron Fritts Soho, Inc and maintained a Madison Ave gallery for his art and designs. A continuing creative instinct led him into the fashion world and the gallery became the Fritts Collection where his fashions were well received along with his art. The gallery lasted twenty seven years along with two other locations in Manhattan . He discontinued national distribution in order to focus attention on fashion design while developing his painting in a studio in Pa. In addition to these business ventures, Ron was a professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York for 37 years.
In short, there has never been an unproductive period. “Everyone is born with the creative impulse not recognized by all, but some are fortunate to develop this creative energy. Every design, every piece of clothing, every drawing and every painting is an opportunity to express the ...