The Charles H. Scott Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of works by Marianna Schmidt (1918-2005) from the Emily Carr University of Art + Design collection. This exhibition will run from August 8 – September 5, 2012.
Marianna Schmidt was born in Hungary in 1918 and immigrated to Canada in 1952, first settling in Edmonton where she studied medical technology. In 1960, at the age of forty-two, Schmidt moved to Vancouver, enrolled at the Vancouver School of Art and supported herself by working nights at Vancouver General Hospital. At art school she focused on printmaking with instructor Orville Fisher and was greatly influenced by the artist and instructor Jack Shadbolt. Her student work reflects her skill at drawing the figure and the impact of the expressive styles of Goya and Picasso.