Art Brokerage: Ida Rittenberg Kohlmeyer American Artist: b. 1912-1997. She was an American painter and sculptor who lived and worked in Louisiana. Notably her work is held by the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the New Orleans Museum of Art. Ida Kohlmeyer was close friends with Mark Rothko and trained under Hans Hoffman as well as at Tulane University's Newcomb College Institute. Kohlmeyer, created Abstract Expressionist paintings during the early half of her career and eventually progressed into making paintings characterized by fluid lines and biomorphic shapes. Listings wanted by Art Brokerage.