Author Archives: Gussie Fauntleroy

Legends of Fine Art | James Reynolds

JAMES REYNOLDS By Gussie Fauntleroy James Reynolds once summed up his passion for western art by saying simply, “I just like to paint cowboys.” It’s a humble explanation for a career that situates Reynolds among the most acclaimed and admired of western artists. His many honors over the years include the Prix de West,...

Legends of Fine Art | Richard Schmid

RICHARD SCHMID By Bonnie Gangelhoff Almost from the time he began seriously studying art, Richard Schmid funneled his energy into one approach: alla prima, in which the artist works exclusively from life and completes a painting in a single session. At the American Academy of Art in Chicago, Schmid absorbed the paintings of European...