Craig Blietz received a BS from The University of Denver. He continued his art and design studies at The Harrington College of Design and finished his formal studies with four years of academic training at The School of Representational Art. Blietz studied privately with master draftsman and recognized Chicago figurative artist Fred Berger. Along with Mr. Berger, Blietz studied with portrait artist Richard Halstead, and also with painter, printmaker, and illustrator John Rush. Several extended trips to the art centers of both Europe and the United States, with the sole purpose being the study of the great masters, has added to Blietz’s extensive education.
Blietz’s exhibition venues have included the Muskegon Museum of Art, Elmhurst Art Museum, Wright Museum, Rahr-West Museum, Miller Art Museum, and the West Bend Art Museum. In 2002 Blietz was given a Ten Year Retrospective in the Baer Gallery of the Carol and Robert Bush Art Center on the campus of St. Norbert College. In 2007 Blietz had a one-person show at The Fairfield Center for Contemporary Art.
Blietz is currently represented by galleries in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Utah.
He lives and works in Northeast Wisconsin.
Please visit Craig’s website: www.blietzstudio.com.