Saturday, March 19, 2011
Christian von Schneidau (American artist, 1893–1976) Portrait of Bell Fulton Butts possibly
Although we will look at his colorful portraits of women here, Christian Von Schneidau also painted murals & landscapes. He was born in Smoland, Sweden, in 1893, immigrating to the United States in 1906, where he settled in Minnesota. He stayed in the Midwest for the next 10 years, he attended the Art Institute of Chicago, studying under Reynolds & Buehr, and later with Richard Miller & C.W. Hawthorne. In 1917, he moved to Los Angeles, where he opened the Von Schneidau School of Fine Art. He traveled to Alaska in the 1950s, where he painted the portraits of governors Egan & Heinzelman. Later he taught portrait painting at the Bakersfield Art Association. He 1st exhibited at the California Arts Club (1918) & continued exhibiting until 1952, mostly in California. Von Schneidau died in 1976 in Orange, California.
Christian von Schneidau (American artist, 1893–1976) Esther with a ViolinChristian von Schneidau (American artist, 1893–1976) Sister
Christian von Schneidau (American artist, 1893–1976) An Appeal