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Ana Schmidt

Bad Seeds

Lot Closed

July 26, 06:19 PM GMT


10,000 - 15,000 USD

Lot Details


Ana Schmidt

Bad Seeds

signed; A. Schmidt 2019, on the reverse


Acrylic on canvas

Canvas: 63 3/4 by 44 7/8 inches (161.9 by 113.9 cm.)

Framed: 65 3/8 by 46 7/16 (166 x 117.9 cm.)

From the artist, with Art Renewal Center 2021

Ana Schmidt, “Easel Words” , The Jackdaw, London, Nov/Dec, 2019, Illustrated p. 9

Mall Galleries, Federation of British Artists, Ana Schmidt: City of Shards, (online video biography), premiered August 14, 2019, pictured

Ylenia Mino, “The revival of Landscape Paintings with Artist and Architect Ana Schmidt”, Artiholics, September 8, 2020 (online article), illustrated

Sofia D´Amico, “A Foreign Land: The Urban Landscapes of Ana Schmidt”, Art Dealer St., August 21, 2020 (online article) , illustrated

Various authors, “International Realism: 15th International ARC Salon”, ACC Art Books, Woodbridge, Suffolk 2021, (Second Place Landscape), Illustrated p. 192

Special Section, “15th International ARC Salon Competition Finalists and Semi-Finalists”, Fine Art Connoisseur, Boca Raton, June 2021, illustrated page 60.

Samuel Peralta, “Lunar Codex: Nova Collection”, cultural time capsule Nova-C Lunar Lander launching to the Moon via Space X Falcon 9 in early 2022, illustrated

Born (1959) in Bochum, Germany, Ana Schmidt encountered frequent relocations. Her family moved to Vietnam and then Thailand before her sixth birthday. Throughout her youth, she studied with various art instructors and finally she opted to major in Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Barcelona.

Her studies and experiences with a globalized world provided Schmidt with useful material for her paintings which are characterized by a technical draughtsmanship and a powerful urban imagery, depicting the different realities in contemporary cities, often tough and gritty: “The banal and the impressive coexist in the same territory.”

Schmidt has built up a reputation receiving multiple awards. In 2018 she received the prestigious Columbia Threadneedle Prize for Figurative Art. She also has been awarded with various prizes at the Art Renewal Center Salon. Her works have been exhibited internationally in individual and group exhibitions, among others at the Mall Galleries of the Federation of British Artists in central London, at the Salmagundi Club in New York, at NordArt in Germany, at the European Museum of Modern Art in Barcelona, at Art Revolution Taipei in Taiwan and during the Venice Biennale in Italy. Currently she lives and works as an artist and urban planning architect in Bilbao, Spain. Ana Schmidt is represented by the gallery Ojos del Barroco in Malaga, Spain. Her paintings are in private and public collections including the Threadneedle Collection in London and in private collections in Venice, New York, London and Taipei among others.

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