Ida Kohlmeyer: Paintings and Sculpture
Ida Rittenberg Kohlmeyer became one of the most prominent abstract artists in the South. Influenced by her study with Hans Hofmann and fellow abstractionist Mark Rothko, she changed her style from representation to abstraction including the blurring of bands of color into large geometric shapes. In the 1970s, she developed a distinctive style using personalized symbols or hieroglyphs. Her work includes paintings utilizing grids and abstract sculpture in a variety of materials from Styrofoam to steel.