A guest post by CSF Creative Director Andrew de Sa
Thirty years after his passing, Carl Schmitt is reaching a new generation of artists. This Spring, I’ve had the joy of welcoming local school groups to Schmitt’s historic home and studio in Silvermine, Connecticut. These visits are less of a tour through a museum than an invitation into a home and a glimpse into a life. While enjoying a drawing lesson in the studio, students learn about the artistic practices and innovations of the artist. Over a cup of tea, students experience a taste of Schmitt’s family life while sitting around a well-used kitchen table.
What is the aim of these school trips? To introduce students to a radically different way of life. To impart to children the story and example of Carl Schmitt, an artist who lived not for comfort or material success but for Beauty: Beauty in paintings and family life but also in hardship and suffering.
These school visits are only made possibly by your generosity; we hope to have many more. Thank you for your support!