About the Artist :: John Schmidtberger
John Schmidtberger is a painter currently living and working in Bucks County, PA. In the summer, he and his family relocate to mid-coast Maine. His primary focus is plein-air landscape painting, though he includes figures in many of his works. In addition, John creates figure drawings in charcoal and pastel on paper. He has been involved with artists’ drawing groups for many years.
John grew up in Hackettstown, NJ. He attended Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire where, in his senior year, he won the Germain Glidden Prize for Excellence in Art. He began studies at the University of Pennsylvania in 1979 as a pre-med student, but soon changed to Fine Arts. He studied painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture with Neil Welliver and Robert Engman, earning a Bachelors Degree in 1984 and a Masters of Fine Arts Degree in 1987.
John’s work has been exhibited at the James A. Michener Museum, Doylestown, PA; The Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY; Elan Fine Arts, Rockport, ME; NTWH Gallery, Belfast, ME; and The Trimbur-Henry Gallery, Doylestown, PA. His work was reviewed in the New York Times, and has appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine.
John’s work is represented in numerous private and public collections, including the personal collections of Charles Cowley, CEO, MBNA corporation and Kate White, Author, Editor in Chief, Cosmopolitan Magazine.