Wisdom on Wednesdays—The art of shepherds and kings


Nativity, woodblock print, c. 1920.

“Christian art is primarily the art of the peasant and the prince—unselfconsciously in a stable; shepherds and kings once made simple loving gifts and regal wise sacrifices.”  (1932)


Wisdom on Wednesdays—What causes all the joy


Brown Nativity, oil on canvas, 30 x 36 in.

“What causes all the joy, even irresponsibly, to flood one’s soul, and mind, and veins and heart so that there seems to be no sorrow or pain?  What causes all the joy to disappear, sometimes for long arid periods, sometimes for a moment—why the almost complete despair?  I suppose only in these circumstances can we reach the greatest gift—HOPE.”  (1938)

Christmas gifts from the CSF

This year the CSF is offering three unique gifts for Christmas: Carl Schmitt greeting cards, the beautiful book Carl Schmitt: The Vision of Beauty, and high-quality prints of selected paintings.

New Carl Schmitt cards make a wonderful last-minute present for anyone on your list.  They also make great thank-you cards.





The CSF is offering its stunning coffee-table book Carl Schmitt: Vision of Beauty at 25% off the regular price.  Shipping and handling are free for this special offer.  Each book that you purchase benefits the Carl Schmitt Foundation.  See a preview of selected pages here.

Order your copies now in time for Christmas!

Click Here to Purchase The Vision of Beauty

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In addition, the CSF is pleased to offer museum-quality reproductions of works by Carl Schmitt in partnership with RequestAPrint, a leading producer of art prints to museums across the country.

RequestAPrint uses state-of-the-art ultra-giclee printers on semi-gloss heavyweight paper or medium weight fine art canvas. The prints are available in any size and in variety of frame styles. Here is just a sample of the paintings offered:



Click here to go to the RequestAPrint gallery and order your prints.  Your purchase will benefit the Carl Schmitt Foundation.

Finally, don’t forget your own Christmas cards if you haven’t ordered them yet!  (They make great thank-you cards, too.)

2014 Christmas card images

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