Carl Schmitt: The Unknown Master
April 14 - May 17, 2020
The Gallery at The Sheen Center
“Carl Schmitt: The Unknown Master” is a retrospective exhibit of American painter Carl Schmitt (1889-1989) of whom The Wall Street Journal critic Terry Teachout wrote,
Even if you knew nothing about Schmitt, I don’t think you could possibly look at his paintings, especially those extraordinary late still lifes, without feeling the visceral excitement of having discovered an unknown master, a modern Chardin. I was stunned, there’s no other word for it…He had a profound comprehension of the religious and intellectual basis for his art. Imagine a painter with the eye of a Cézanne and the mind of a Maritain – and what you get is Carl Schmitt.
Carl Schmitt’s unique philosophy of life and of art places him amongst the greatest painters and thinkers of the 20th century. As poet and former NEA director Dana Gioia says, “He is not only an artist who deserves your attention, but one who will reward it.”
Opening Reception, April 24 @ 6PM
The Gallery is open 7 Days a Week from 9 AM to 10 PM. Admission Free.