Itter Collection Gallery
William Itter joins his F100 class in perspective studies at the IU Art Museum.
"Layered Landscape," by William Itter (watercolor, 1-2007, 22.75" X 29.25"). Many of the paintings and drawings in this series introduce Itter's interest in a vertical and/or horizontal axis as a representation of lines of sight and poetic travel through an invented landscape.
Students learn about the many dimensions of relative color illusion in William Itter's F102 2D painting class in 2005.
"Disbelief" is an example of student work from Itter's F102 Fundamental Studio-2D class, in which color, shape, line, and value structures are studied as the basis for exploration of two-dimensional spatial relationships. For this paint mixture study, students matched a leaf's color textures without getting paint on the leaf.
The work of IU Professor Emeritus William Itter was displayed at IU's School of Fine Arts in 2009 in an exhibit titled "William Itter: A Retrospective Paintings and Drawings 1969-2009). In the early 1980s, the The Indiana Memorial Union purchased the large painting in the foreground, "Fugue in Red and Gray" (oil, 6-1975, 64" X 54") which also inspired choreographer Laura Poole to create a dance piece in 2004.
Items from William Itter's collection are displayed at "Form and Surface: African Ceramics, Baskets and Textiles from the William Itter Collection" (2009) at the Indiana University Art Museum, curated by Diane Pelrine.