About Ron Renner

Born in 1940, Ron started painting under the influence of his parents who owned the Renner Art Center in New Jersey. Some of the artists who contributed to his style were Klee, Kandinsky, Kirschner, Nolde, Miro, Picasso, and Cezanne.

1957 - 1962: Synchronicity

Although Ron started drip and splatter paintings in 1957, he had no knowledge of Jackson Pollock until seeing the artist’s work as portrayed on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post by Norman Rockwell in 1962. As a result of his disappointment in discovering another painter working in the same style, Ron’s drip painting style temporarily ended with “Splatter in Red,” painted 1962.

1969-1973: Formal Education and Return to Style

Ron studied at the Philadelphia College of Art (1969-1973), majoring in Interior Design and Fine Arts. He also studied at Fleisher Art Memorial under abstract artist Tom Gaughan. At that time Ron decided to resume the style he independently developed in spite of Pollock’s death in 1956 and fame that followed.

1970s: The Ladies

Blue Nude and Lady in Red are inventive and unique, showing influences by Picasso, Matisse, and Modigliani.

Ron’s work has gained international recognition and is in prominent collections throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe.

In the Media

Ron’s artwork has been featured on the cover of Palm Beach Illustrated (January 1993) which also featured him in a two-page article.

Ron’s work has been seen in ART NEWS magazines. He is listed in the ART IN AMERICA Annual Guides.


Artist Ron Renner is a Second Generation American Original. He currently paints in his studio located in Stuart, Florida.