“Portrait of the Artist as an Unknown Man” – WAG Mag profiles Carl Schmitt and the CSF

A great profile of Carl Schmitt and the Foundation from WAG Magazine.

“When viewed from Borglum Road in Wilton’s Silvermine section, the Carl Schmitt Foundation is easy to miss . . . But when the doors of the three structures are opened, the visitor enters a vastly different world.”


Carl Schmitt Christmas cards now for sale

Beautiful Christmas cards featuring paintings of Carl Schmitt are now for sale.  Each 4¼” x 5½” card is printed on 130 lb. paper with a premium high-gloss finish.  Matching white vellum envelopes with a self-adhesive flap are included with your order, which benefits the Foundation.

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left to right: Blue Madonna, Dalmatian Mother, and Nativity

And don’t forget—our handsome coffee-table book, Carl Schmitt: The Vision of Beauty, our collection of Schmitt’s essays, The Conscience of Beauty, and museum-quality prints of selected works of Schmitt are also available and make wonderful gifts for Christmas.

Fairfield County Giving Day is March 1st—Give where you live

Fairfield County Giving Day starts at midnight tonight!  It’s your chance to help the CSF spread the word about the rich legacy of Carl Schmitt, wherever you live.

If you enjoy Wisdom on Wednesdays, our books, and annual open house, please pitch in!

Support “locally sourced” art tomorrow, March 1st.  Thank you!

More gifts for Christmas from the CSF

In addition to the gifts we mentioned yesterday, 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.  See a preview of selected pages here.

Order your copies now in time for Christmas!  Each book that you purchase benefits the Carl Schmitt Foundation.

Click Here to Purchase The Vision of Beauty

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The CSF is also 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.

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

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As always, your purchase benefits the Carl Schmitt FoundationThank you!

Order these unique gifts from the CSF now in time for Christmas

This year the CSF is offering a number of unique gifts for Christmas: Carl Schmitt greeting cards, a collection of Schmitt’s writings, The Conscience of Beauty, and a pictorial history of the place he called home, Silvermine.

Carl Schmitt cards make a wonderful present for anyone on your list. They also make great thank-you cards.CSF21101_card




The new book of Carl Schmitt’s essays, The Conscience of Beauty, is now available through Amazon.com. If you have enjoyed our weekly Wisdom on Wednesdays, you’ll find this new collection a richly rewarding experience.


In these short essays Schmitt has gathered and distilled the fruits of his contemplation over a long lifetime, revealing a man whose words on paper are as remarkable as his work on canvas. The artist offers a fresh perspective on such topics as art, culture, personality, mythology, and history, all informed by the far-reaching perspective introduced in The Vision of Beauty. Along the way he touches on more immediate concerns of the media, respectability, large families, and fatherhood with his unerring sense of irony and wry humor.



You can see a preview of the book (including a complete table of contents) here.

Through dozens of historic photographs the new book Silvermine tells the story of the bucolic hamlet Carl Schmitt called home for over 70 years. CSF director Samuel Schmitt recounts how the picturesque valley, once buzzing with sawmills, was transformed into a cultural hub with the coming of the artists, including Carl Schmitt, who formed the Silvermine Guild in 1922.



Silvermine is part of the well-known “Images of America” series from Arcadia Publishing.  See a preview and order here from Amazon.com.


This large boulder in front of the old Borglum place on Borglum Road was the site of many birthday parties and other get-togethers in Silvermine over the years. Through fascinating images such as this, the new book captures Silvermine’s rich social, artistic, and cultural life during the heyday of the artists’ colony in the first half of the last century.

And remember, all of your purchases benefit the Carl Schmitt Foundation.