"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 Coporation, 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, and was 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 world wide. 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.”