Olive Season Artist - Jack Lutzow

15th Annual Sonoma Valley Olive Season Poster

Olives Poster

Jack A. Lutzow, former illustrator and graphic designer, is a Glen Ellen artist who has painted watercolors throughout California. He has exhibited in galleries in San Francisco, Palm Springs,St. Helena, Napa, and New Your City. As the official artist for the 50th Anniversary of the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge, Jack created a series of watercolor paintings of the celebration. Jack was also commissioned to paint a series of watercolors to commemorate the sesquicentennial celebration of Napa Valley viticulture and was a member of the United States Air Force Art Program. 

Jack began his studies in Chicago at the Academy of Art and the Institute of Design. Later he was accepted as the protege of Sir Pierre Nuyttens, an internationally known portrait painter and etcher. Even though Jack received his instruction in oils, he has concentrated on the watercolor medium for the past three decades. He likes the spontaneity of the medium and the vibrant colors.   

Jack has been accepted in numerous juried shows. In the 51st Annual Show of The Society of Western Artists, one of his paintings won the Grumbacher Award. In the Santa Rosa Art Guild Statewide Show, he won second prize. 

Jack is a member of the Valley of the Moon Art Association and the Napa Valley Art Association.