George Schmidt

(1944– )

George Schmidt brings extensive research details to depictions of historic scenes, such as this 1990 oil painting "Portraits in a Cotton Office, New Orleans, 1872," which references the famous painting of the New Orleans Cotton Office by Edgar Degas. Learn more »

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George Schmidt’s penchant for the past is found in his oil paintings where he often recasts historic events or famous paintings with his own visual irony and playfulness. He paints nudes and cityscapes, and excels in his signature weaving of expert historical research into his visual narrative. Schmidt’s works exhibit a steadfast devotion to classical expression and scale. In 1999, Schmidt was invited to exhibit his drawing Nick LaRocca at the Corner of Canal and Royal Streets, 1915, and painting The Arrest of Louis Armstrong at the Biennale in Florence, Italy.

 

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Staff of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. "George Schmidt." In KnowLA Encyclopedia of Louisiana, edited by David Johnson. Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, 2010–. Article published September 12, 2012. http://www.knowla.org/entry/1128/&view=summary.

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Staff of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. "George Schmidt." KnowLA Encyclopedia of Louisiana. Ed. David Johnson. Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, 12 Sept 2012. Web. 22 Jan. 2017.

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