Milwaukee artist Mathew Hintz captures the passion of his clients through impressionistic painting. Specializing in “gas and oil” subjects and the drama of professional sports, Hintz has worked professionally for more than 20 years to develop the techniques behind his distinctive sculptural layered-paint portraits and rugged charcoal drawings.
Hintz is a graduate of the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. While majoring in painting, he became proficient in oil, charcoal, and ink. Mathew’s passion for motorcycles and transportation design was sparked in 1998 during an internship in Styling & Graphic Design at the Harley-Davidson Motor Company. One of Hintzʼs first assignments was to design the tank medallion for the Softail Deluxe motorcycle. Working under the direction of Harley-Davidson Chief Styling Officer Willie G. Davidson, Hintz has created motorcycle paint designs, helmet graphics, and tank medallions, and continues to work as a contract artist to the Harley-Davidson Styling Department. He has also designed rocker patches, t-shirts, logos and graphics for HOG, Buell, and Harley-Davidson MotorClothes, as well as anniversary merchandise and models.
Recognized for his fine art painting, Hintz has created the original cover art for Harley-Davidson Owner Manuals from 2008 to 2017.
From 2014 to 2016 Hintz was a Licensed Harley-Davidson Artist producing works sold through Harley-Davidson dealerships. In 2016 Mathew was licensed to produce artwork for Ford Images. This has been exciting and opened doors for him to create artwork of Ford automobiles, another iconic American manufacturer.
Living in Milwaukee, Hintz has also found inspiration in the passion and action of professional athletes competing for the Milwaukee Brewers, the Milwaukee Bucks and the Green Bay Packers, and he has expanded his repertoire to capture personalities and moments from the world of sports.
Hintz is passionate about leveraging the power of his art for good works. As a father of four, he is focused on assisting children in need, and his artwork has been auctioned to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) through Harley-Davidson, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and Curing Kids Cancer through Mecum Auctions Company.