2015 Master Artist Jeff Kreitz
A lifetime of working with steel, stainless steel, bronze, copper, and aluminum creates a unique palette for Jeff's artistic talents and designs. Whether its abstract or realistic, Jeff designs works of art utilizing the colors and characteristics of steel, stainless steel, bronze, copper, and aluminum that will last. His unique style blends art and craftsmanship. He sculpts his pieces out of metals using an artistic touch with swirling and shaping highlights.
Jeff started welding and working with metals as a 7-year-old boy in his father's shop. Both his parents were artists, and they introduced him to painting and sculpting at a young age. In 1991, Jeff opened his metal art studio on Route 66 in Crosslake, Minnesota, where he developed a reputation as a prominent metal artist by creating metal sculptures for residential and commercial properties in the Brainerd Lakes Area, and later throughout Minnesota and the entire U.S. His works include three-dimensional metal sculptures, metal furniture, metal wall and mantel murals, as well as corporate and community symbols.
Kent Scheer has high praise for Jeff and nominated him for the Master Artist distinction. He said, "Jeff has achieved a mastery which places his work at the top of the craft not only in our region but in the state. In addition, Jeff is a 'cross-over artist' who skillfully bridges two widely mechanical skill and shop capacity to execute large-scale commercial and private commissions of high technical demand. This includes practical commissions such as estate gates, ornamental fencing, and custom boat lifts. On the other hand, he readily switches gears to execute original designs in the realm of pure sculptures, including: figure studies, wildlife sculpture, public art and abstract art."
Jeff was honored as the 2015 Gilded Feather Award as a Master Artist for his mastery in art as direct metal sculpture artist.
Visit Jeff's website to view his portfolio and purchase his unique sculpture designs.
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