Gallery 1261 is thrilled to present a Retrospective Exhibition for living master Richard Schmid. The exhibition was curated by Kristen Thies of West Wind Fine Art, and features new paintings as well as artworks from private collections nationwide, many of which have not been seen by the public for years. We look forward to seeing you for this historic, inspiring, and unforgettable event!
Foremost American artist Richard Schmid was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1934. His earliest artistic influence came from his maternal grandfather, Julian Oates, an architectural sculptor. Richard’s initial training in landscape painting began at the age of twelve with the Chicago painter Gianni Cilfone. Subsequent studies in anatomy and figure drawing allowed his entrance at eighteen into the American Academy of Art in Chicago where he continued into the full range of classical techniques under William H. Mosby.
Throughout his career as a painter, author and teacher, Richard Schmid has pursued what is known as the Grand Manner, a certain mingling of virtuosity and joy in art, and that nowhere is the Grand Manner more effective than when painting is done from life. This idea, stemming from The Golden Age of Painting, is the core of his art and his teaching. After more than 50 one-man exhibitions, numerous articles, books and workshops, he has demonstrated that Art can be beautiful and meaningful at the same time. He currently lives in New England with his wife, artist Nancy Guzik.
Richard Schmid: A Retrospective Exhibition
Sep 24th – Oct 1st, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, Sep 24th, 6-9 pm
Book Signing: Sunday, Sep 25, 11am-12pm
1261 Delaware St., Denver, CO 80204
Hours: Tues-Sat, 11-6 pm