Carl Bretzke | 1954 | Minnesota

Artist Bio

Carl Bretzke is a representational painter who specializes in urban scenes and plein-aire landscapes. Carl's work has been exhibited extensively in Minnesota and California, including the Minneapolis Institute of Art. 

Carl holds an MD degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School. His undergraduate degree is from the University of Colorado, where he also received a minor in Fine Art. Carl has also trained extensively under Plein Air Painters of America signature artist Joseph Paquet.

Artist Exhibitions
Grenning Gallery May 2017
Morfis | Bretzke
Sag Harbor, NY 
Grenning Gallery November 2016
Russian - American Painting Alliance
Sag Harbor, NY
Grenning Gallery April 2016
3 Person Show
Sag Harbor, NY
Grenning Gallery December 2014 - Present
Annual Group Holiday Show
Sag Harbor, NY
Settlers West Gallery 2016
Miniatures Show
Tucson, Az
Settlers West Gallery May 2016
Summer Show
Tucson, Az
California Impressionism 2015
Group Show
Huntington Beach, CA
Susan Calloway Fine Arts 2015
One Person Show
Washington, DC
Douglas Flanders & Associates 2014
Two Person Show
Minneapolis, MN
Traffic Zone 2014/2013/2012/2011/2010/2009
Open Studio Show
Minneapolis, MN
2017 Carmel Art Fesitval - FAC Award of Excellence
2017 Maui Plein Air 2017 - Collector’s Choice
2017 Lighthouse Plein Air - Honorable Mention
2016 Grand Marais Plein Air - Best of Show
2016 Door County Plein Air - Best Of Show
2016 Carmel Art Festival 2016 -Plein Air Magazine Award Of Excellence -1st Place Quick Paint
2016 PleinAir Salon $15K Grand Prize
2016 Oil Painters Of America - Associate Member
2016 Lighthouse Plein Air, Tequesta, Florida - 1st Place
2015 Grand Marais Plein Air 2015 - 1st Place Quick Paint, 1st Place Red Suspenders Contest (previous Grand Marais winnners)
2015 Telluride Plein Air - 1st place by Artists' Choice
2015 Carmel Art Festival - Artists Choice Award, 2nd Place Overall and Fine Arts Connoisseur Magazine Award
2015 PleinAir Salon Feb/March 2015 edition - Best Oil
2015 Lighthouse Plein Air 2015 Jupiter, Florida - Quick Paint category, First Place
2014 Aspen Plein Air - First Place (by artists' choice)
2014 Plein Air Salon April/May 2014 Edition - First Place
2014 Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LAPAPA) Signature Member
2014/2013/2012/2011/2010 Carmel Art Festival Plein Air Competition: Juried Artist. Honorable Mention 2014/2011. Fine Art Connoisseur Emerging Artist Award 2010
2013 Laguna Plein Air Invitational: The Plein Air Magazine Sponsor Award. The Randee Higby Gallery Sponsor Award
2013 Plein Air Grand Marais: 1st place overall. 1st place Nocturne Category
2013/2012/2011 Groveland Gallery Plein Air Summer Event: Guest Artist
2013 Plein Air Salon Oct/Nov 2013 Edition - First Place

Artist Press
Fine Art Connoisseur | November 2016
Three to Watch

Hamptons Art Hub | November 2016
Russian and American Painters Connect through Painting En Plein Air

Fine Art Today: Fine Art Connoisseur | November 2016
A Russian Alliance Worth Your Attention

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