Jim Rittimann

(American, born 1951)

Northwest artist Jim Rittimann creates intricate mixed media sculptures of imagined creatures, constructed from animal bones, feathers, and insect fragments. For over twenty years, he served as the head preparator and exhibition designer for the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he recieved his Master of Fine Arts in sculpture. Born in Texas, Rittiman spent his early career working as a professional rodeo bull rider.