Richard Schmid Obituary Artist – Murder – Death: Richard Schmid Has Died, Shot Dead, Funeral, Cause Of Death: “RIP – master artist fine painter Richard Schmid has passed away. He was an artist well respected and did many demonstrations at my Alma mater The American Academy of Art in Chicago. I always loved his work and enjoyed talking with him. He was 86. Sending condolences to his wife and fellow artist Nancy Guzik and his family.”
Our hearts are heavy today as we mourn the passing of 86-year-old Richard Schmid, painting heroes died peacefully in his sleep yesterday, April 18, 2021, through social media posts posted to Twitter on April 20, 2021.
His books on painting the figure and painting the landscape (1973 and 1975 respectively IIRC) certainly had an enormous impact on me. He will be sorely missed.
InsideEko is yet to confirm Richard Schmid’s cause of death as no health issues, accident or other causes of death have been learned to be associated with the passing.
This death has caused a lot of friends and family of Schmid so much hurt. It is in that mourning spirit that the concerned persons have taken to social media to share tributes to the deceased and condolences to the affected family.
Tributes To Richard Schmid
Across social media users, timelines are statements that show respect, admiration, and gratitude towards Schmid people mourn the passing.
“Richard Schmid passed away peacefully yesterday with his family around him. He was a giant in the figurative arts and his book Alla Prima had a big impact on my life as an artist. Big hugs to Nancy and the rest of the family.”
“RIP Richard Schmid Not only one of the most highly skilled representational Artists and educators of our times, but certainly the most influential. It would be hard to find any accomplished realist painter today that does not own a copy of his book, Alla Prima. As such, he has played a major part in the resurgence in the popularity of drawing and painting from life in recent times. Though very successful and widely renowned, compared to other artists around during his lifetime like Andy Warhol, David Hockney, Damien Hirst, etc. he has been largely ignored by the mainstream art world. I do not recall any of his work going for auction at Christie’s or Sotheby’s? I predict that is about to change. With the resurgence in popularity of realist painting, that Richard has helped create, I hope that future generations of Art historians will give him the recognition he most definitely deserves.”
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