Patrons Without Peer, The McCloy Collection, by Tom Davis, published by Collectors Covey 2009; p. 160
One of the most revered artists within contemporary American realism, Richard Schmid originally started studying art from a correspondence course while he was selling his art on the streets of Chicago. As he grew as a painter, briefly under the teaching of William H. Mosby, Schmid moved around the country, painting magnificent landscapes, still lifes and figures wherever he went. As his success soared, the artist embraced his position as a teacher, a role fully synthesized in his book Alla Prima: Everything I Know About Painting, a book found in countless artist studios around the world. By the time Schmid died in 2021, he had more than 75 major one-man shows—including shows at the Smithsonian Institution, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Art Institute of Chicago, National Academy of Design, the Gilcrease Museum and countless others—as well as top honors from virtually every art organization in the country.
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