Three paintings by Carl Schmitt are currently for sale online, each displaying a different facet of the artist’s early style.
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Stormy Day was painted in 1915 while Schmitt was living in Ohio and was shown at a large exhibition of his works at the Korner & Wood galleries in Cleveland in November of that year. The style of the painting shows the influence of George Inness (1825-94) and other early “Tonalist” painters, who favored outdoor scenes in hazy light and a limited palette of colors.
This work was included in the book Carl Schmitt: The Vision of Beauty, with the quotation “The lyric essence is form suggested—form as light.”
Floating Flower Market, Spalato
This is a copy in oil of a pastel done while the artist was in Spalato (Split), Dalmatia, in early 1914. In late June Schmitt sent a package of 14 oil paintings and 39 pastels sent to his patron, Zell Hart Deming who was financing his trip to Europe.
The original pastel was shown at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts 13th Annual Philadelphia Water-Color Exhibition, November – December 1915, and at the National Arts Club 49th American Water Color Society Exhibition, February of the following year. At Deming’s request Schmitt made two copies in oil, one of which Deming kept in her collection in Warren, Ohio; the other was purchased in 1919 by a fellow resident of Warren.
This painting is being offered for sale by Michael Latragna Fine Art in Fort Meyers, Florida. (Schmitt’s work is the sixth in the group of American paintings.) You may contact the gallery for more information.
Autumn Tapestry, a lovely early work of Carl Schmitt, is now being offered for sale at Abby M. Taylor Fine Art in Greenwich, Connecticut.
The woman in the painting was probably modeled by Schmitt’s wife Gertrude. The trees and scenery show a marked resemblance to the view outside Gertrude’s parent’s house in Silvermine, Connecticut, just up the road from Schmitt’s studio.
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