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Harold von Schmidt (American, 1893-1982)

Art

Birth Place: Alameda (Alameda county, California, United States)

Biography:
Harlod Von Schimdt (American, 1893-1982): For more than half a century, the illustrations and paintings of Harold Von Schmidt were featured in the Saturday Evening Post, Cosmopolitan, American, and other magazines for well over two decades. His art was also showcased in Willa Cather's book, Death Comes to the Archbishop, and in 1960 he designed the Pony Express commemorative stamp for the United States postal service. Von Schmidt painted twelve scenes of the Gold Rush for the California governor's offices, and five Civil War paintings for the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York.

Harold Von Schmidt was a founder of the Famous Artists School in Westport, Connecticut and he was a member of the Artists Guild, Artists Guild of the Author's League of America, and the Society of Illustrators.

His work is housed at the California State Capitol, Sacramento, the Montana Historical Society, Helena, National Cowboy Hall of Fame, Oklahoma City, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, and the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York

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