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Richard Schmid: A Retrospective Exhibition


  • Gallery 1261 1261 Delaware Street Denver, CO, 80204 United States (map)

Gallery 1261 is thrilled to present a Retrospective Exhibition for living master Richard Schmid. The exhibition was curated by Kristen Thies of West Wind Fine Art, and features new paintings as well as artworks from private collections nationwide, many of which have not been seen by the public for years. 

Foremost American artist Richard Schmid was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1934. His earliest artistic influence came from his maternal grandfather, Julian Oates, an architectural sculptor. Richard’s initial training in landscape painting began at the age of twelve with the Chicago painter Gianni Cilfone. Subsequent studies in anatomy and figure drawing allowed his entrance at eighteen into the American Academy of Art in Chicago where he continued into the full range of classical techniques under William H. Mosby. 

On Sunday, September 25 from 11 a.m. to Noon, Richard Schmid will be signing his books, "The Landscapes," a beautiful look a 50 year's worth of landscape painting, and "Alla Prima II Everything I Know about Painting--And More." 

Throughout his career as a painter, author and teacher, Richard Schmid has pursued what is known as the Grand Manner; a certain mingling of virtuosity and joy in art, and that nowhere is the Grand Manner more effective than when painting is done from life. This idea, stemming from The Golden Age of Painting, is the core of his art and his teaching. After more than 50 one-man exhibitions, numerous articles, books and workshops, he has demonstrated that Art can be beautiful and meaningful at the same time. He currently lives in New England with his wife, artist Nancy Guzik. 

Earlier Event: September 24
Lightning Blend Vol. 2
Later Event: September 30
Filthy Rainbow