The late 1940s and 1950s were marked by the innovations of abstract art: expressive, lyrical and ready with the new-found freedoms of the post-war era. Figurative art was equally buoyant and lively in Paris at that time. Artists such as Pablo Picasso and Fernand Leger continued to be innovative and inspired new generations of artists. Other artists such as Balthus and Marino Marini drew inspiration from a part world of Old Masters and classical antiquity.
Richard Schmid pursued the figure, landscape, and still life at a time when realism was not popular in America. His persistence and talent drew other like-minded young artists whom he mentored and produced books and videos from which they could learn. His inspiration has been vast, and through his willingness to share his art, he has become one of the greatest, living influences on the realist painters of today. (excerpted from a post by Matthew D. Innis 5/3/09)
Cheesecake / oil / 15 x 11 in. / $5,800
Drew. Original Figure Study
Saatchi Art Artist Meredith Steele; Painting, "Drew. Original Figure Study." #art