Wolfgang A. Ritschel studied Fine Arts, Medicine, Pharmacy and Philosophy. After a successful career in academia, he became a fulltime artist. He has had numerous solo (more than 20) and group shows (more than 80) in the USA and Europe and won prestigious awards during the past 5 years. His work has been acquired by 3 museums and is found in corporate and private collections in the U.S., Germany, Austria and South America.
In his extensive world-wide travels, he captures widely diverse land-and cityscapes. He also includes studies of the people he meets in their surrounding life, world and social settings and conditions. Using watercolor, ink,and pastel in sketches and small paintings, as motives and bases for the final paintings which are created in his studio.