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George Schmidt

 (Born 1944)
George Schmidt is active/lives in Louisiana.  George Schmidt is known for historical southern genre scene painting, prints.

George Schmidt

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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.


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About  George Schmidt

Born:  1944 - New Orleans, Louisiana
Known for:  historical southern genre scene painting, prints