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Art's painting collection of Ludmila

Art's painting collection of Ludmila

Friday, March 1, 2013

Herbert Gustave Schmalz-Carmichael (British art, 1856-1935)

Schmalz was born in England as the son of a German father and an English mother. He received conventional education in painting, first at the South Kensington Art School and later at the Royal Academy of Arts, where he studied with Frank Dicksee, Stanhope Forbes and Arthur Hacker. He perfected his studies in Antwerp at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. After his return to London he made a name for himself as a history painter, with a style influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites and orientalism. In 1884 he successfully exhibited his painting Too Late at the Royal Academy. After a voyage to Jerusalem in 1890 he made a series of paintings with New Testament topics, with Return from Calvary (1891) one of the best known. After 1895 Schmalz increasingly painted portraits. In 1900 he held a big solo exhibition named "A Dream of Fair Women" in the Fine Art Society in Bond Street. Schmalz was friends with William Holman Hunt, Val Prinsep and Frederic Leighton. In 1918, after Germany was defeated in World War I, he changed his name to John Wilson Carmichael.
A fair beauty

Ninon, ninon, que fait tu de la vie
Blind Girl of Pompei
Flowers of the Levant
Girl With a Red Umbrella
A message of love
Queen of the May
Faithful Unto Death – Christianes ad leones!
La fille de Jairus

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