Karl Schmidt 1890 - 1962

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Karl Schmidt Diamond Head Signature Diamond Head
Gouache, 12 x 16
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karl Schmidt Diamond Head

In 1941, Karl Schmidt was a USN Commander stationed at Pearl Harbor, assigned officer housing on Ford Island. On December 7th, the attack on the Arizona was just steps from his front door. During his naval career, he painted when he found time. We speculate this painting of Diamond Head was done prior to the attack, as he would not have had the time or inclination to do it afterward.

Karl Schmidt Diamond Head Close Up