Rita Blitt is an international award-winning painter, sculptor and filmmaker, whose words “Kindness is contagious. Catch it!” have inspired people all over the world. In 2019, she was awarded an Honorary Doctoral degree in Fine Arts by Washburn University.
Her works are included in many museums and private collections, including: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, John F. Kennedy Library, National Museum of Singapore, Spencer Museum of Art, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Nevada Museum of Art, Spertus Institute, Skirball Curltural Center, Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, Kennedy Museum of American Art and the Mulvane Art Museum. Her monumental sculpture can be found in Australia, Israel, Japan, Singapore and the United States.
The Rita Blitt Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Mulvane Museum, Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas is the home of the Rita Blitt Legacy Collection.
Blitt’s work celebrates love of life, nature, music and dance. In 1977, she wrote “I feel like I’m dancing on paper”.