Leaving the P&C at Dusk
30 x 30 in.
Oil on Linen on Aluminum Panel
Available at Reinert Fine Art, Charleston, SC (843) 694-2445
Chicago’s famed Palette & Chisel club has been a home to Midwestern artists for 130 years. There are open studio sessions with live models seven days a week. When one walks out the front door and looks to the right, South on Dearborn this is the scene: Leaving the P&C at Dusk.
William A. Schneider’s work has evolved since he finished his studies at the American Academy of Art. He diligently pursued the Academy’s Saturday Program for eight years while still working full time. His life drawing instructor was the legendary Bill Parks and his painting teacher was Ted Smuskiewicz. Workshops with Carolyn Anderson, Dan Gerhartz, Harley Brown, and Richard Schmid among others solidified his understanding of the basics. But he credits the many hours he spent studying and copying masterworks by Nicolai Fechin with loosening up his brushwork and approach to edges.
He also describes four days of intense study and analysis of the works of J.W. Waterhouse at the Musee des beaux-arts in Montreal as an “epiphany” in his understanding of composition. William commented, “The wonderful thing about art is that you can always get better. I view myself as a perpetual student!”
William’s work has been featured in American Artist, American Art Collector, Art of The West, Fine Art Connoisseur, International Artist, PleinAir Magazine, Southwest Art, The Artists Magazine, and The Pastel Journal. His videos are distributed by Liliedahl Video Productions. He has been named “Master Signature Member” by Oil Painters of America (OPA), Pastel Society of America, The American Impressionist Society (AIS), and The Chicago Pastel Painters. He has also been named to the Masters Circle and designated an Eminent Pastelist by the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS).
Illume Gallery of Fine Art, St. George, UT
New Masters Gallery, Carmel, CA
Reinert Fine Art, Charleston, SC
River’s End Gallery, Waukesha, WI