Courses and descriptions


Born in Paris, France.


The Institute of Design, Chicago - (The New Bauhaus):

Studied Photography with Aaron Siskind and Harry Callahan, Graphics under Richard Koppe and Sculpture under Cosmo Campoli .

The Art Institute of Chicago:

Studied drawing & painting in various media.

The American Academy of Arts:

Further studies in Drawing and Painting and commercial advertising illustration.


Advertising photographer and graphic designer with broad experience in commercial,
location and people photography as well as brochure, catalog, ad and exhibit design.

Film and video commercials, training and sales film.

Web design and knowledge of various computer programs such as Photoshop, Quark, Corel, Word, etc.

Over 500 awards for creative and advertising excellence.

Has worked for most major advertising agencies and design studios in Chicago as well as across the US and in Europe.


MASURY-COLUMBIA: Design, photography and copy for all printed materials, AD campaign for new product introduction. Wrote, produced and directed training and sales videos.

WALMART: Wrote, produced and directed a 30 minute training video.

J.C. Penney: Wrote, produced and directed a 30 minute training video.

CHICAGO SUN TIMES: Photo essay for TUESDAY magazine on Princess Grace of
Monaco and the principality.

FRANTZ MANUFACTURING CO.: Brochure, Catalogue and Video, Designed, written, directed and produced in five languages.

MAYFAIR CONSTRUCTION: Designed, photographed and wrote copy for image and sales brochure.

POLY-CARB: Designed, photographed and wrote copy for ads, brochures and trade
show for the "World of Concrete Show" in Las Vegas.   

CONCORDIA BANKS : Design and  editorial photography of the bank's people in the streets newspaper campaign, "Happiness is a local resource".

DIVERSEY CHEMICAL: Capability brochure. A two year project photographed throughout
the U.S. and Europe..

BROOKFIELD ZOO: Design and photography of calendar, posters and ads featuring
"Animal as Human Interest Photography"

MARSHALL FIELD & CO.: Fashion and retail photography.

SAFETY-KLEEN CORPORATION: Product photography for ads, brochures
and catalogs.

NBC TV:  Station promotion ads featuring network and Hollywood celebrities and
political satire situations.

HOW TO BECOME A MODEL VIDEO: Wrote, produced,directed and edited a 30 minute video on the ins and outs of getting into the modeling industry for young men and women.

ONE MAN SHOW: Directed a 30 minute “trailer” for a feature film for television.

Some Past and Present Clients:


MICHEL DITLOVE was born in Paris, France.

He came to the US where he attended Chicago’s famed Institute of Design, (The New Bauhaus).

He studied Graphics under Richard Koppe, Sculpture under Cosmo Campoli and Photography with Aaron Siskind and Harry Callahan.

He did further studies in Drawing and Painting at the American Academy of Arts and the Art Institute of Chicago.

His work has been shown in galleries in every major city in the US, Canada and France, including:

Jacques Baruch Galleries, Chicago
Gallerie Lilliane Francois, Paris, France
Merril Chase Galleries, Chicago, Illinois
Wurzer Galleries, Houston, Texas
Mary Wells Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Gallery Geri, Omaha, Nebraska
Gallerie Stephanie, Chicago, Illinois
Merril Chase Galleries, Chicago, Illinois
Wurzer Gallery, Houston, Texas

Michel Ditlove has participated in International Exhibitions including the Prestigious Chateaux Shows in:

Paris, France
International Photography Exhibition, Cannes, France
Chateau de Vascoeuil, France
Perpignan, France
Deauville, France
Cannes, France


Marshall  Field & Co.
Mayfair Construction
Mead Johnson
Morell Foods
Oshkosh Trucks.
Phillip Morris
Proctor & Gamble
Safety Kleen
Sears Roebuck & Co
Southwestern Bell
Suzuki Motorcycles
United Air Lines
Van Leer
French and Italian Vogue
Zenith Corp.
Sausalito, CA
Oak Brook Art Festival, Oak Brook, IL
Old Orchard Art Fair, Skokie, IL
Lake Forest Art Fair, Lake Forest, IL
Naperville Riverwalk Art Festival, Naperville, IL
Outdoor Art Show, Armonk, NY
Artscape, Atlanta, GA
Grand Rapids Art Festival, Grand Rapids, MI
Bonita Springs Art Festival, Bonita Springs, FL
Shain Park, Birmingham, MI
Art on the Square, Belleville, IL
 Deerfield Art Festival, Deerfield, IL
 Ela Art Festival, Lake Zurich, IL
Since the year 2000, Michel Ditlove has been exhibiting and selling his work at major art festivals and galleries in the US including:

Old Town Art Fair, Chicago, IL
 Chesterton Art Fair, Chesterton, IN
 Geneva Lake Art Fair, Lake Geneva, WI
 Wausau Art Festival, Wasau, WI
Brookside Art Festival, Kansas City, MO
Birmingham Michigan Art Festival,
Birmingham Alabama Art Festival
Prairie Arts Festival, Schaumburg, IL  
Hindsdale Fine Art Festival, Hinsdale, IL
Madison Art Fair on the Square, Madison, WI
Art in The Park, Lake Geneva, WI
State Street Art Fair, Ann Arbor, MI
Abbott Laboratories
Alberto Culver
Allis Chalmers
Ambassador Hotels
Audio Consultants
Baird & Warner
Bekins Van Lines
Brake Parts Co.
Boy Scouts of America
Brookfield Zoo
Carson Pirie Scott & Co.
CGH Medical Center
Champion Auto Rebuilders
Chicago Sun Times
Chicago Tribune
Commonwealth Edison
CR Ind.
Danly Machine
Diversey Chemical
Ejector Systems, Inc.
Fannie May Candy Shops
Helene Curtis
Hilton Hotels
Jewel Foods
Johnson & Johnson
Johnson Wax
Jovan Cosmetics
Illinois Crime Commission
Illinois Bell
Keckley Corp.
Mac Donald Corporation