by Carl Bretzke
Close crop of full size photo of this 20″ x 28″ painting
Carl Bretzke is a representational oil painter who specializes in urban scenes and plein air landscapes.
Carl’s work has been described in the Washington Post as “simultaneously intimate and detached, The artist’s unadorned style recalls Edward Hopper and The Ashcan school.”
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.