Broadway Gallery

5641 B General Washington Drive - Alexandria, Virginia 22312 | 703.354.2905
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Bill Schmidt

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Biography

Bill Schmidt has been a professional landscape painter for more than 20 years after careers as a nuclear engineer, consultant, and president of a training firm. He developed his distinctive style of loose realism after being inspired by the French and American Impressionists and the Cape Ann (Mass.) marine painters, particularly Emile Gruppe. Working with a palette that enables him to paint bright, lively scenes as well as react to fog, overcast, and storms, he paints outdoors in all seasons at home and in his travels. His paintings include marine scenes from the Chesapeake Bay area, New England, Bermuda, and the Gulf Coast. Other works feature American towns and countrysides, the western National Parks and California, and scenes from Paris, Normandy, Italy, and Germany.

He was one of ten prominent plein air painters from across the United States (including Kevin MacPherson) invited to spend ten days painting at the Forbes-owned Chateau de Balleroy in Normandy. A group exhibit of the resulting works was held at the Forbes Gallery in New York City. Eighteen of his paintings were made into giclees to grace a new Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Ashburn, Virginia. Bill also participates in the U.S. State Departmentís Art in Embassies Program, and his original oils have been acquired by numerous corporate and government clients.

His painting ďBermuda MorningĒ has been accepted into the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art at the Botanical Gardens in Paget, Bermuda. He has repeatedly had paintings accepted into national juried competitions sponsored by the American Impressionist Society, Oil Painters of America, Arts for the Parks/Paint the Parks, and the International Marine Art Exhibition. He was invited to exhibit in solo and group shows at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown, Md., the William Gilchrist Gallery in Cumberland, Md., and The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wis.

Bill was selected as the artist to represent Maryland in the book A Kidís Guide To Drawing America published by Rosen Publishing Corporation. Articles by and about him and his techniques and plein air work have appeared in national and regional publications including American Artist, The Artistís Magazine, Art Business News, Art & Frame Review, Elan magazine, and Washington area newspapers.

He is a member of the Salmagundi Club in New York City and the national organizations OPA, AIS, and ASMA. Bill is a longtime member and former president of the Washington Society of Landscape Painters. He is sought after for workshops, demonstrations, judging, and lectures. He resides in Rockville, Maryland.