Jerry Steingraeber

Jerry Steingraeber has Midwestern roots being born, raised and educated in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Following completion of art classes at Layton School of Art in Milwaukee and getting an Associate Art Degree in Commercial Art from Milwaukee Technical College (MATC), he began his professional career as a graphic artist for The Milwaukee Journal (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel). Jerry remained at the newspaper for 38 years.

Upon retirement Jerry pursued a fine art career doing paintings in oil and acrylic mediums. Subject matter has evolved from his love of nature to include landscapes, portraits and florals often with the inclusion of multiple figures. The idea of having a visual impact along with human interest is Jerry’s goal.

“I try to create stories without words, hopefully with positive vibes and happy endings. When figures are included my aim is to arouse feelings and emotions. I use the whole canvas preferring tight compositions with good drawing. Detail is suggested in a painterly fashion letting the viewers imagination complete the picture. My paintings typically have a strong light source with depth and perspective. The end result is a ‘wish you were here’ feeling”.


Gallery Of Wisconsin Art,
Circle Foundation for the Arts, Lyon, France


Cedarburg Artist Guild, Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Cedarburg Art Museum, Cedarburg, Wisconsin
League of Milwaukee Artists, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
American Artist Professional League, New York, NY


February 2021. 43rd Artavita online Art Contest: Finalist Certificate for 'After the Rain'.
December 2020. Circle Foundation for the Arts, Art ideal Magazine Contest: Artistic Excellence Award for 'Fly Me to the Moon'.
November 2020. Circle Foundation for the Arts themed contest, Art in the time of Coronavirus & Social Distancing: Certificate of Excellence for 'Testing the Waters'.
September 2020. 41st International Artavita online Art Contest: Finalist Certificate for 'Fly Me to the Moon'.
September 2019. Cedarburg Artist Guild Annual Juried Exhibit: Red Ribbon Award for 'Chicken Feed'.
April 2019. League of Milwaukee Artist 'The Human Spirit' Exhibition at the Cedarburg Art Museum: Artistic Merit, Honorable Mention, Award for 'Bus Ride'.


Jerry Steingraeber Fine Art

See more of my work at:

Brooklyn Ablaze “Brooklyn Ablaze”

20 x 24 in. Acrylic on Canvas

Chicken Feed “Chicken Feed”

16 x 16 in. Oil on Canvas

Monterey Marina “Monterey Marina”

18 x 24 in. Oil on Canvas

Reflections “Reflections”

18 x 24 in. Oil on Canvas

Fly Me To the Moon “Fly Me To the Moon”

36 x 24 in. Oil on canvas