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Richard Schmid - MORNING SONG -  LIMITED EDITION PRINT Published by the Greenwich Workshop


          MORNING SONG
by Richard Schmid

$245.00

LIMITED EDITION PRINT
Limited Edition of: 650
Image Size: 32"w x 15 5/8"h.
Published: April 1991


Limited quantities available





"It's morning. What I really was trying to capture was that wonderful feeling of being alive. Or of waking up in the morning and feeling great and every-thing's beautiful. That's what the painting is about, really.

"Secondly, it's about the person. It's a very private moment. It's a very intimate moment and the person is alone - getting ready to face the day. Every good portrait of this sort has sense of intimacy about it and a natural, intrinsic sense of romance.

"I chose Nancy Guzik as the model because she's a joy to work with. She's almost the perfect model. No matter what she does, she's absolutely natural. Other people might have been a little self-conscious, but it didn't bother her a bit. And, being an artist herself, she understands what goes into the work."


Richard Schmid
Impressionistic, realistic, classical, romantic...while people donít always agree on how to describe the art of Richard Schmid, there is no mistaking it. Painterly brushstrokes, meticulous composition, subtle tonality and use of luxurious, luminous color set his works distinctly apart. Schmid prefers to paint all prima, completing a work of extreme accuracy in just one sitting. The first brushstrokes blend with the last, conveying the excitement of the artist calls "immediate intimacy." Schmid, born in Chicago in 1934, has spent many years sketching and painting throughout North America, Europe, South America and the Caribbean. His roving nature also applies to his subject matter; restlessly, he captures everything in sight, composing landscapes, nudes, wildlife, still lifes and childrenís portraits. Schmid credits his instructors the landscape painter Gianni Cilfone and Professor William Mosby of Chicagoís American Academy of Art for much of his success. But he also acknowledges a debt to the great masters, among them the Spanish portraitists Goya and Velasquez and the Impressionists Cassatt and Manet. Schmidís work has been widely acclaimed. He has won the Allied Artists of America Gold Medal, the American Watercolor Society Gold Medal, and won the top award in the 1987 National Parks Academy. He has had no less than 41 one-man shows and his work has been exhibited at the National Academy of Design, the Smithsonian, the Gilcrease Institute and the Beijing Exhibition Center in China.

 

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