David Kreitzer: The Painted Memory

Exhibits // David Kreitzer: The Painted Memory

Mar 7 - Apr 27

Overview // The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art presents oil paintings and watercolors by Central Coast artist David Kreitzer. The Painted Memory features fifteen of his sublime and meditative landscapes, floral, and figurative works. Mr. Kreitzer reaches back into his memories of growing up in Nebraska, the fourth child of five, and the son of a Lutheran minister. He paints scenes from there and also from California, his home for the last forty-five years. Mr. Kreitzer also takes inspiration from the opera, a subject close to his heart, especially since his wife, Jacalyn Kreitzer, is an opera singer.

David Kreitzer received his master’s degree from San Jose State University. He has been painting professionally since he graduated there in 1967. His work has been shown in galleries across the country, including an exhibit at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art in 2011. His paintings are owned by corporations and private collectors including Joseph Hirschhorn, Ray Bradbury, Mary Tyler Moore, Michael Douglas, the Howard Ahmansons, Billy Goldenbury, Cargill Corporation, Hind Corporation, Revlon Corporation, Barnes-Hind Corporation and Lloyd’s Bank.
David Kreitzer’s works are in the permanent collections of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Joslyn Museum in Omaha, Nebraska; the Bakersfield Museum of Art, and the Hirshhorn Foundation in Washington, D.C. Mr. Kreitzer executed two covers for Atlantic Monthly Magazine, and was featured artist in American Artist Magazine and the book The Sacred Landscape.

Details // David Kreitzer: The Painted Memory will be shown in the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art’s First Gallery and Nybak Wing from March 7 until April 27, 2014. A reception and opportunity to meet the artist will take place on Friday, March 7, from 6–9 pm, in conjunction with Art After Dark. Museum Members are invited to an artist talk on Friday, March 7 at 5 pm.

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