Painter. Born in Worcester, MA on Jan. 11, 1890. Schmidt began
drawing and painting when quite young. After graduating from
Polytechnic Institute in his native city, he traveled to England where
he studied art and painted seascapes of Cornwall and coast of Brittany.
He was a resident of Boston and Worcester until 1915 when he moved to
Santa Barbara, CA where he was associated with the Harmer Studio.
In 1918 he joined the Navy and served in the Bureau of Aeronautics. He
later pioneered construction of lighter-than-air craft and rose to the
rank of commander.
While in the Navy he exhibited in several cities throughout the U.S. Schmidt died in Los Gatos, CA on Sept. 26, 1962.
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