Carl Schmitt once wrote in one of his many notebooks:
The artist must have absolute faith in the truth of his imaginative vision.
Thus his goal as an artist was to paint his own aesthetic vision of creation. His guides were his own intuition and reason along with his deeply rooted Christian faith. Schmitt explained:
All art is born in lyricism, begins in color and must never lose its lyrical impulse no matter how far sustained.
Schmitt continued to search into the mysteries of painting and the arts throughout his career, maintaining his good humor and acute intellect through years of debilitating and crushing poverty.
Carnegie International, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh
Chicago Art Institute 1912, 1916, 1919, 1922, 1923, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1936
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
National Academy of Design 1913, 1919, 1923, 1924
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 1912
Museums and Public Collections
Brady Memorial Chapel, Wernersville, PA
Butler Museum of Art, Youngstown, Ohio
Chicago Art Institute
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C
Hartford Steam Boiler Insurance Company
Mamaroneck, NY Theater
Oxford University, England
Pittsburgh Athletic Club
Societa Delle Belle Arti, Florence, Italy