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MAY 16, 2023

Demo Artist: William Schneider
William Schneider

William A. Schneider’s work has evolved since he finished his studies at the American Academy of Art.

Workshops with Carolyn Anderson, Dan Gerhartz, Scott Burdick, Harley Brown, Scott Christensen, Huihan Liu, David Leffel, and Richard Schmid among others solidified his understanding of the basics. But he credits the many hours he spent studying and copying masterworks by Nicolai Fechin with loosening up his brushwork and approach to edges.

He also describes four days of intense study at an exhibit of the works of f J.W. Waterhouse in Montreal as an “epiphany” in his understanding of composition. William commented, “The wonderful thing about art is that you can always get better. I view myself as a perpetual student!”

Steadfast by William Schneider

Bill was awarded Master Signature status in Oil Painters of America (OPA) and in the National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society (NOAPS). In addition the Pastel Society of America has recognized him as a “Master Pastelist,” IAPS (The International Association of Pastel Societies) has named him to the Masters’ Circle  and recognized him as an Eminent Pastelist, their highest honor! AIS made him a Master Signature Member (AISM)

Clark Street-Night Effect by William Schneider

Magazine Publications:

• Capturing Emotion, American Artist Magazine, February 2001

• Art Values, Southwest Art Magazine, November 2003

• It’s About Meaning, Art of the West Magazine, November 2004

• International Showcase of Master Pastel Painters, International Artist Magazine, Oct. 2004

• Master Portrait Artists’ Showcase, International Artist Magazine, February 2005

• William A. Schneider, The Pastel Journal, February 2005

• Start Your Collection, Southwest Art Magazine, April 2005

• Self-Portraits: Journey Through The Looking Glass, Art-Talk Magazine April 2005

• 2007Guidebook of Art, (Cover image) Art of the West Magazine 2007

• The Eyes Have It, The Pastel Journal, January 2008

• Painting the Mouth, American Artist Magazine, March 2008

• The Studio of William Schneider, Art of the West Magazine, July 2009  

• Competition Spotlight, The Artist’s Magazine, April 2010

• Strategies to Organize the Elements of Your Paintings, Workshop Magazine, Fall 2010

• The Good Guys – Masculine portraits from six talented artists, Southwest Art Magazine, January 2011

• A Portrait Demonstration by William A. Schneider, OPA, PSA, International Artist Magazine, June / July 2012

• Painting With Light, Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, September – October 2013

• Brushing Up, The Artists Magazine, June 2014

• Capturing Emotions, International Artist Magazine, June-July 2015

• To Blend or not to Blend, The Pastel Journal, Oct 2017

• Artistic Excellence, Southwest Art Magazine November 2018

• Reignite Your Creativity, The Pastel Journal October 2019

• Painting and Music: The mystical Connection, Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, March 2020

• Copy from the Best, The Artists Magazine, February 2020

• Life is an Adventure, Art of the West, January/February 2021

• Snow Days, Plein Air Magazine, February-March 2022

• The Long Game, The Artists Magazine, March/April 2022

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