Carl Schmitt American, 1889-1989


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.


Brooklyn Museum

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

Brooklyn Museum

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

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