As a master painter, sculptor, draftsman and designer, Michael Mentler’s creative journey has covered a polymathic array of artistic endeavors. Born in the small mid-western town of Jacksonville, Illinois Michael’s visual sensibilities were observed and nurtured at an early age. Later, he was mentored by Howard Sidman which led to his first solo show at the age of fourteen.
While drawing constantly, Michael continued his formal education at Layton School of Art in Milwaukee and Washington University in Saint Louis where he became a protégé of Werner Drewes and a disciple of Bauhaus design. Along with winning over a hundred awards including several “Best of Show” and Gold Medals from some of the worlds most distinguished juried venues, Michael, has also made his mark in the visual communication world with industry lauded campaigns for Ralston Purina, Anheuser -Busch, Seven-Up, and many other Fortune 500 companies.