Karl Schmidt, Self Portrait
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Karl Schmidt 1890 - 1962 --
See photos of recently rediscovered photos of Karl Schmidt below

Karl Schmidt was born in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1890. He studied art in England for a while, painting seascapes. At age 25, he moved to Santa Barbara. In 1918, he joined the Navy, serving in their Bureau of Aeronautics. He rose to the rank of Commander, and pioneered construction of lighter-than-air craft. While in the Navy, he continued to paint, and exhibited in cities in which he was stationed. Source: Artists in California 1786 - 1940, Edan Milton Hughes, 3d ed.

In May of 2013, Katrina Luksovsky, President of the Ford Island Historical Community Association (at Pearl Harbor) contacted Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery. She informed us that one of our artists, Commander Karl Schmidt and his wife Grace lived in one of the houses located on Battleship row on December 7, 1941. The Schmidts would have had a an unobstructed view of the attack. As part of an historical project, she asks that any of the Schmidt family contact her with any information and photos they may have of Karl Schmidt. Katrina Luksovsky can be reached at kluksovsky@yahoo.com. Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery would also like any information regarding Karl, and would be pleased to add any info and photos to this page.

 

Karl Schmidt Rocky Cove Midsized Thumbnail
Rocky Cove
Schmidt Karl Pink Hillside Mid .jpg
Seaside Cliffs
Karl Schmidt Shepherdess and Flock Midsized Thumbnail
Shepherdess and Flock
Karl Schmidt Mountain Glacier 1924 Midsized Thumbnail
Mountain Glacier 1924
Karl Schmidt Coastal Oaks and Eucalyptus Midsized Thumbnail
Coastal Oaks and Eucalyptus
Karl Schmidt Sailboats on a Beach Midsized Thumbnail
Sailboats on a Beach
Karl Schmidt Rocky Coastal Scene Midsized Thumbnail
Rocky Coastal Scene
Schmidt Karl Ranchero Mid. jpg
Ranchero - SOLD
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A collector who owns the self portrait of Karl Schmidt above
obtained a file of photos, pamphlets and correspondence relating to Karl Schmidt and shared these photos.

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