Rupert (Schmid) Schmidt
(1854 - 1932)
Rupert (Schmid) Schmidt was active/lived in New York, California / Germany. Rupert Schmidt is known for sculptor-portrait, classical figure.
Biography Rupert (Schmid) Schmidt
Born in Egg, Bavaria, Germany, Rupert Schmid was a sculptor who was the son of a stone carver. He studied at the Royal Academy in Munich, and in 1884, immigrated to the United States. The next year he exhibited at the National Academy of Design, and by 1890 had settled in San Francisco where he established a studio and got many important commissions including the decorations for the Spreckels and Chronicle buildings as well as portraits busts of many prominent persons of San Francisco.
In 1891, he was on the Board of the San Francisco Art Association, and served as Director of the Mark Hopkins Institute. In 1893, he had wide-spread acclaim for his sculptor of a female figure titled California Venus. The
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