Two horses in the shade of a California oak, a hill rising behind them. Beautiful. Schmidt working at the top of his form. 1930s. And the frame is really marvelous.
Frame 44.5″ x 39″, canvas 34″ x 28.5″.
A very prolific painter and muralist in the Impressionist style whose specialties were desert landscapes, Indians, still lifes, portraits, religious and historical genre paintings, and the California scene. Carl Schmidt was born in 1885 in St. Charles, Minnesota and died in 1969 in San Bernardino, California, where he resided from 1924.
He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and was a member of the Laguna Beach Art Association; Los Angeles Art Association; and the San Bernardino County Art Association. A mural by the artist is in Trinity Methodist Church of San Bernardino.