John Ritter is an American Post Pop artist whose vibrantly concise depictions of celebrities and popular culture have consistently defined the pages of The New Yorker, GQ, The New York Times, and Harper’s magazine. Ritter began his career in Northern California in the mid-1980s and has seen his uncompromising interpretations of film, writers, musicians, and politicians work its way into the collective American psyche. As a digital pioneer at Adobe Systems Inc., his ability to create emotionally engaging images landed him a slot on the design team that created and marketed Adobe Photoshop in the 1990s.
Ritter has designed the cover artwork for Time magazine on four occasions. He has been a steady contributor to the American and European narrative illustration space as well as the music industry and higher education institutions.
Ritter has shown personal printmaking work in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Miami, and Baltimore. His work graces the collections of Academy Award-nominated composer Lalo Schifrin, financier Lenny Dykstra, producer David Lonner as well as collectors throughout the U.S. and Europe. Ritter has consistently won awards from prominent entities like American Illustration, Communication Arts, and The New York Society of Illustrators. Ritter lives and works in the remote western Pennsylvania woodlands.