Gregg Kreutz

Gregg Kreutz, Problem Solving for Oil Painters
Originally from Wisconsin, Gregg Kreutz is a New York Based painter, teacher and author.

His book Problem Solving for Oil Painters, originally published in 1986 and now in its fifth printing, has become something of an art instruction standard.

Kreutz graduated from N.Y.U. and continued his training at the Art Student’s League, where he studied with David Leffel, Frank Mason and Robert Beverly Hale, among others.

The influence of his prestigious teachers shows in his own keen appreciation for values, edges and nuanced color relationships in his still life, landscape and portrait paintings.

Unfortunately, Kreutz’s work is not well represented on the web. Many of the images on his own website are blurred, improperly resized or over-compressed, and those on the galleries in which he is represented are sometimes poorly reproduced as well. There are enough exceptions to get an idea of the nature of his work. The ones on the Gallery at Shoal Creek are probably of the most consistent quality.

The images in the Problem Solving for Oil Painters book, though older, are much more reliably reproduced, and are the ones that impressed me with his work. I’ve had a copy on my bookshelf since it was first published.

Kreutz currently teaches at the Art Student’s League, as well as at the Fechin Institute in New Mexico, The Scottsdale Artist’s School and The California Art Institute. His instructional videos are available from Signilar Art Video and Liliendahl.

Greg Kreutz will be teaching a three-day workshop “Painting Large Ideas in Plein Air” at the Beaufort Art Market in Beaufort, NC on October 18, 19, 20. There will also be a pleiin air paint out and competition on Saturday, October 17, for which Kreutz will serve as judge.