Tuesday, May 4, 2010

William Schneider

Name: William Schneider, PSA
URL: http://schneiderart.com/
Bio: William Schneider initially studied art at the University of Illinois at Urbana. However, upon graduation he began a career in the music business (records on the Roulette and MGM labels under One-Eyed Jacks). In the mid ‘80s, he entered finance as co-owner of a pension consulting firm. In 1990 he returned to his first love, painting. His skills were honed at the American Academy of Art in Chicago where he studied figure drawing with William Parks and oil painting with Ted Smuskiewicz. He continued his education through workshops with Carolyn Anderson, Dan Gerhartz, Scott Burdick, Harley Brown, Scott Christensen, Huihan Liu, David Leffel, and Richard Schmid.
William has been featured in numerous publications: he was included in the International Showcase of Master Pastel Painters, International Artist Magazine, Oct.- Nov 2004. There was a piece on him in The Pastel Journal February 2005; and a piece by him, on how to paint the eye, in the February 2008 issue. He has been the recipient of many awards, featuring on at least four occasions among the prizewinners in the annual Pastel 100 Competition, most recently achieving 2nd place in the 11th Annual Pastel 100, Portrait section.
He is a member of Oil Painters of America (OPA), Plein Air Painters of Chicago, The National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society (NOAPS), The Pastel Society of America, The Palette and Chisel Academy, and the Portrait Society of America. He has served on the board of OPA for nine years. Bill was awarded signature status in OPA in 1998, American Plains Artists in 2004, NOAPS in 2005 and the Pastel Society of America in 2007. William lives in in Crystal Lake, Illinois.
Medium: Pastel. oil
Subjects: Landscape; Figurative; Portraits.
Style: Representational.
Navigation: A FineArtStudioOnline website.
Gallery (Artwork Collections): New Images (mixed oils and pastels); Figures (mostly oil); Landscapes (mixed oils and pastels); Portraits (mixed oils and pastels); Pastels; Still lifes (3 pastels).
Image View: thumbnails have tool tips that indicate title and medium; click to enlarge in slideshow; click again to enlarge further in pop-up slideshow. Download allowed. After the Fiesta is 16x20 ins, 450x356, 78 KB.
Demo: No.
Blog/EBay/Flickr: No.

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