"San Carlos Borromeo" Oil on Canvas without frame 16" x 8", with frame 24" x 16" Eugene Schmidt was born in Gladbeck, Westphalia, Germany in 1919. He began his professional artistic training in 1934. He received personal instruction from Artists who has studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. Schmidt also studied art history, stylistic arts, and perspective drawing during his formative years. Schmidt is well known for his almost realistic depictions of California buildings and famous landmarks.
After setting out on his art career he worked in Germany, Italy, Montreal, Canada. He has resided and painted in Santa Barbara, California for over 45 years. He continues to work out of his studio on Francis Street in Santa Barbara.
Schmidt's works have been exhibited widely and are in collections throughout the United States and in almost every country in the world. His works are included in the personal collection of Queen Elizabeth II of England. Schmidt has participated in Santa Barbara's beachfront art shows since their inception in 1965.