George Schmidt is active/lives in Louisiana. George Schmidt is known for historical southern genre scene painting, prints.
A painter from New Orleans, George Schmidt is determinably anti-modern
in his style of artwork and defines his style as Academic
Realism. In his oil and watercolor paintings, drawings, prints
and monotypes, he focuses on the "sensuous, sultry, steamy city of New
Orleans" and her uniqueness such as Mardi Gras and the cultural
heritage dating to the Romans. As a musician, he also celebrates
the life of that city as he is a banjoist and lead singer for a group
called New Leviathan Oriental Foxtrot Orchestra.
Occasionally he does paintings with settings other than New Orleans such as John Sevier Saving Catherine Sherril From Cherokee Indians During An Attack on Fort Watauga, July 1776. In 1994, he worked in Indonesia, where he painted native tribal themes in a hotel at Irian Jaya.
In 1984, George Schmidt had a one-man show, "A History of Jazz", at the
New Orleans Museum of Art. That same year, he was
artist-in-residence in his own studio at the Louisiana Pavilion at the
Louisiana World Exposition. In 1999, Schmidt had an exhibition at
the Newcomb Art Gallery at Tulane University titled A Brush With History.