Richard Schmid Born in Chicago. Educated at the American Academy of Art. Schmid is considered one of the greatest living American realist artists, painting in “the Grand Manner,” mingling “virtuosity and unrestrained joy in art.
Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Richard Schmid became one of the foremost Impressionist painters of the Southwest in the late century. He is known for what he calls "The Grand Manner," a certain mingling of virtuosity and unrestrained joy in art.