Last day to give to our 2015 matching campaign!

Just a reminder that today is the last day to give to our $5,000 matching campaign for 2015.  A heartfelt “thank you” to all who have given so generously so far.

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Carl Schmitt considered Boy with Cello (1931) one of his finest works. This beloved painting was recently returned to the Foundation’s gallery in Silvermine for an urgently-needed restoration.

Your gift will help us to update our website, restore paintings to their original beauty, and continue to “spread the word“—bringing the wisdom and beauty of Carl Schmitt’s legacy to more and more people.  As always, thank you for your support!

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Wisdom on Wednesdays—The only sin is treason

“Today in America the old Christian idea of sin is fast disappearing.  There remains (and is encouraged) a vast sense of social guilt.  The only sin is treason to society (the state).”  (1961)

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The Second Night, 1929, oil on canvas, 48 x 40 in.
From a contemporary black and white photograph; present location unknown.

For Carl Schmitt’s own “explanation” of this painting, see the article “The Artist Explains His Work,” from February 2015 issue of the CSF e-newsletter Vision.

New June issue of Vision going out this week

Vision Enewsletter cover June 2015

I’m sending out the latest issue of Vision—the CSF e-newsletter—later this week, with a reminiscence of Carl Schmitt by his son Carl, Jr., and a reflection on an early still life masterpiece now in the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, Connecticut.

If you enjoy following Carl Schmitt on this blog, I’m confident you’ll relish each issue of Vision.  As always, Vision will feature photos and stories from the archives not seen anywhere else.

If you’re not already a subscriber, you can get your copy of Vision delivered to your inbox by clicking here.  You can also read past issues here.

New spring issue of the CSF News

CSFNews_Spring2015_p1We’ve just sent out the latest issue of our newsletter, the CSF News, which you can read online here.

The spring issue includes a fascinating article by a great-granddaughter of Schmitt on how she discovered a long-lost painting at Oxford University, and a reflection on one of Schmitt’s most beloved works by his son, Jacob.

If you’d like to receive your own hard copy in your (snail) mailbox, please drop me a line at

Of course, you can read all the back issues of the newsletter on our website.