Richard Alan Schmid is active/lives in Colorado, Vermont, Illinois. Richard Schmid is known for figure-female, landscape, portrait.
Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Richard Schmid became one of the foremost Impressionist painters of the Southwest in the late 20th century. He is known for what he calls "The Grand Manner," a certain mingling of virtuosity and unrestrained joy in art.
He began drawing at an early age. At age twelve, he enrolled in the Famous Artists Course and later studied landscape painting with a friend of his father. After high school, he attended the American Academy of Art and sold portraits, landscapes, and city scenes on the streets of Chicago. An admirer of Howard Pyle and N.C. Wyeth, he planned to become a book illustrator, but an Academy Instructor, William Mosby, redirected him to studying the Old Masters, and from that time Schmid ... Displaying 750 of 17722 characters.