Edna Marie Schmidt
Edna Marie Schmidt was born in Cincinnati Ohio in 1912 and was a lifelong resident there. Her art career began at the young age of nine when she entered the Art Academy of Cincinnati. After graduating from Withrow High School, she attended the Applied College of Arts at the University of Cincinnati. That education led to doing fashion artwork for Mabley-Carew and the Cincinnati Enquirer. Several years later she was offered a better job in Milwaukee doing fashion page work for the Milwaukee Sentinel. She married William C. Schmidt of Cincinnati in 1937. Her art studies continued around the U.S. at various workshops, although her principal influence was her instructor Carl Zimmerman and the weekly studio that she attended for more than a decade in the '70's and 80's in his Loveland, Ohio studio. She has participated in numerous shows, with several one woman shows featuring her work. Her commissioned portraits of industry and educational leaders hang in various public buildings of the Cincinnati area including her "Camargo Hunt" series of fox hunting oils. Edna Marie Schmidt was known for portrait and landscape painting, alongside with newspaper fashion illustration, she died in 1999 in her hometown.
This piece depicts a unique impressionistic landscape of the San Francisco Bay depicting the Golden Gate Bridge and all the beautiful details of the busy city of San Francisco. With much whimsey and atractive vibrant colors, we can feel the energy of the day and time in which it was executed. The sun is bright and the day is warm. A most charming piece comes ready to be displayed in a wonderful gold tone wood frame.