Painter. Born in Muscatine, IA on Aug. 8, 1865. At age 15 Schneider became a pupil of Vanderpoel and Grover at the AIC. Moving to Buffalo, NY, he continued his studies at the local ASL and at the ASL in NYC followed by work in Paris at Académie Julian. Schneider taught at the Buffalo ASL for two years before moving to San Diego in 1926. In that year he joined the staff at the San Diego Academy of Fine Arts and taught there until his death on Jan. 23, 1950. Early in his career he painted Dutch and French scenes; later his palette brightened as he turned to Impressionism; while during his last years he used a bold, vigorous brush stroke. Member: Assoc. Artists of San Diego, 1929 (cofounder); Contemporary Artists of San Diego. Exh: Paris SalonNearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here
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