In My Studio - David Kreitzer

The very essence of my life itself is drawing, painting, and working to create compelling and lasting oils and watercolors. I’ve been doing this all my life, and a professional artist for over 50 years, starting in Maxwell Galleries in San Francisco in the ‘60’s. I paint only beautiful images in the tradition of academy masterworks, to help people heal and meditate and exude positive vibrations, as only an original painting can. “The most appealing thing about realism is that you get to seethe world you know through someone else’s eyes!”

My studio and my home is my life: filled with oil and watercolor paintings, sketch books, sketches, and drawings--a working studio.

I’m here at Studio #131in Los Osos and looking forward to both weekends of ARTS Obispo’s Open Studios Art Tour October 8,9 and 15,16.

I thank you for your support, David Kreitzer

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"In the tradition of Turner and Cezanne, painter David Kreitzer's love of nature, fantasy, and the human form, propels him to create exquisitely detailed, mood-invoking landscapes, figures, and striking still life floral studies in a variety of mediums.”

A full time artist since he received his Master’s in Painting at San Jose State University in 1967. David grew up as the son of a Lutheran minister who, due to his job, moved his family frequently throughout the Nebraska countryside. His works are in the collections of Howard and Roberta Ahmanson, Hirschhorn Foundation, Revlon Corporation, Olga Corporation, Barnes-Hind Corporation, Sinclair Paints, Lloyd's Bank, Cargill Corporation, and the San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Minnesota Museums. Private collectors include Howard and Roberta Ahmanson, Ray Bradbury, Mary Tyler Moore, Michael Douglas, Pepe Romero, Quinn Martin, Raymond Burr, Robert and Linda Takken, and Donald Simon.

Kreitzer has exhibited his work in numerous one-man shows across the country, starting with Maxwell Galleries in San Francisco in 1967, and mostly recently a most successful and acclaimed one-man show in Seattle in conjunction with the Seattle Opera Ring Festival. He has also been represented by galleries in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Denver, Carmel, Dallas, and Seattle.

Mr. Kreitzer executed two covers for Atlantic Magazine, was the featured artist in American Artist Magazine and the book "The Sacred Landscape.” He has been listed for many years in "Who's Who in American Art," "Who's Who in California," and "Who's Who in America." His "Tristan and Isolde" and "Siegfried" posters, commissioned by Seattle Opera in 1981, are still collected worldwide. Commissions include covers American Artist Magazine, and the Performing Arts Magazine of San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego. He resides on the California coast with his wife, celebrated opera singer Jacalyn Kreitzer, and has a son, Anatol, married, and both scientists with two young daughters, and a daughter, Frederica, a computer engineer, marketing specialist, chorus member, and blogger in the Bay area.”

David Kreitzer is showing both weekends of the 2016 Open Studios Art Tour at his Los Osos studio. To see more of his work, visit: