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New Canaan Historical Society presents exhibit

Published 11:01 am, Friday, December 17, 2010
  • New Canaan Historical Society presents the exhibit “Carl Schmitt, 1889 - 1989 An Artist’s Life: A Retrospective Exhibit.” Photo: Contributed Photo / New Canaan News
    New Canaan Historical Society presents the exhibit “Carl Schmitt, 1889 - 1989 An Artist’s Life: A Retrospective Exhibit.” Photo: Contributed Photo

 

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New Canaan Historical Society presents the exhibit "Carl Schmitt, 1889 - 1989 An Artist's Life: A Retrospective Exhibit."

More than two dozen works by Carl Schmitt -- paintings, pastels, etchings, drawings and sculpture -- are featured at an exhibition on view in New Canaan. The New Canaan Historical Society hosts the show as part of its series highlighting members of the Silvermine Group of Artists. The exhibit also includes photos, exhibition catalogs, sketchbooks and other items from the Foundation's archives illustrating Schmitt's long career and life as an artist.

The wide scope of the exhibit is intended to give a broad overview of Schmitt's achievement in many different styles, all animated by his unique aesthetic vision. It also aims to present his life and work in the context of the artists' colony in Silvermine. It is a rare opportunity to see many works loaned from private collections, most of which have not been exhibited in many decades and may not be so again.

The New Canaan Historical Society is located at 13 Oenoke Ridge Road in New Canaan. Formore information, call 203-966-1776 or visit nchistory.org. The exhibit runs through March 28, 2011.