Biografie von Paul Anton SCHMITT (1893-1983)

Birth place: Philadelphia, PA

Death place: San Leandro, CA

Addresses: Oakland, CA

Profession: Mural painter, blockprinter, craftsperson, designer

Studied: San Francisco FA; Calif. Sch. Arts & Crafts.

Exhibited: Oakland Art Gal., 1927, 1928, 1932, 1935 (prize), 1936; Berkeley Art Lg., 1928, 1930; Sacramento State Fair, 1931, 1938; Nat. WCS, Chicago, 1938 (prize); GGE, 1940; SFMA, 1940; Gump's, San Fran., 1944; CPLH, 1944; Alameda Free Lib., 1954 (solo); Hotel Alameda, 1956 (solo); San Leandro Festival, 1975

Member: Alameda AA; Soc. for Sanity in Art; Nat. WCS; Oakland AA; Bay Region AA; AAPL; Hayward AA; Berkeley Art Lg.; Soc. of Western Artists (cofounder)

Work: St. Mary's College, Moraga; Nat. Maritime Mus., San Francisco; Oakland Mus.; St. Elizabeth Church, Oakland

Comments: Son of Hermann E. Schmitt (see entry), he began painting watercolors as a child. Later he also worked as a commercial artist for various publications and designed and built miniature yachts.

Sources: WW40; Hughes, Artists of California, 496.

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