Greatest American Painters

Carl Schmitt (1889 – 1989)

Posted by A. S. Amberson on April 29, 2012

Self-Portrait With Red Tie

Gertrude, The Artist's Wife

Austin With Cello

Gertrude Knitting

Margaret Ryan

St. Katharine

Lady Reading (Artist's Wife)

Christ And Mary Magdalen

Portrait Of Gertrude

Woman In Irish Coat

Woman In White Dress


Portrait Of Christopher (Artist's Ninth Son)

Portrait Of Michael

Portrait Of Peter

Peter (Artist's Son)

Gertrude (Artist's Daughter)

Santo Caserta

Helen Hart Hurlbut


Portrait Of Gertrude

Red Madonna

Muses Marooned

Reclining Woman

Portrait Of A Neighbor's Daughter

Self-Portrait With Cigarette

4 Responses to “Carl Schmitt (1889 – 1989)”

  1. Sylvia said

    Such an interesting and varied artist. What a long fulfilled life!

  2. matteo banchi said

    It seems clear that Carl Schmitt was supported by excellent classical base, that has not stopped to look with attention and interest to the new art movements that flourished in Europe in the early decades of the twentieth century. He experimented a lot, but basically it seems to me that he always remained true to his classical training. Among his various works presented here I really like Austin With Cello, Women In Irish Coat, St. Katherine, Lady Reding (Artist’s Wife), and Portrait Of Neighbor’s Daughter (beautiful drawing).

  3. Thanks for this post. I am one of Carl Schmitt’s grandsons and the Executive Director of the Carl Schmitt Foundation, which was started to further his legacy as an artist, thinker, and man. Schmitt studied at that National Academy of Design and in Florence so he had a solid classical training. He referred to himself as an “experimenter” and his style went through several permutations, as you can see from the paintings you’ve posted. There’s much more about his life, work, and writings at our website Thanks again for your interest!

  4. martin said

    I have a piece of art work signed by a Carl Schmitt in 1989, but think maybe this is another Carl Schmitt as it is a clay piece that has been carved in a South West scene painted with light colors which does not seem to match what I am seeing above. Any suggestions?

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