born Nürnberg, 17. Jan 1847
died Nürnberg, 03. Oct 1922
Full Name: Schmidt, Johann Georg Theodor
Son of Georg, painter and photographer; brother of Ferdinand, photographer.
Trained as a draftsman and sculptor at the Nuremberg School of Arts and Crafts under August von Kreling, studied painting in Dresden and Munich under Prof. Romberg. Worked on the Niederwald monument in 1872 under Prof. Schilling. Perhaps identical with Georg Schmidt, who, according to Dammer, modeled groups of animals for arts and crafts purposes around 1888. Active in various studios. Last active as a watercolor painter, exhibited several Nuremberg views in 1911, 1912 and 1918. He lived in very modest circumstances. In 1906/12 he lived at Karlstraße 14, in 1913 at Am Treibberg 4/II, in 1916 at Spitzenberg 5, in 1917 at Hintere Insel Schütt 25, in 1919/22 at Lange Gasse 12. Member of the Nuremberg Art Society and the Nuremberg Secession. His 1915 portrait painted by Albert Maurer is in the possession of MStN.
MuS: NÜRNBERG, MStN: drawings; -, Collection Grieb: watercolor.
Lit.: Dammer, 1889, p. 61; Künstlerhaus, 1910; Schmidt, 1987; CI, 1994.
Exhibited: 1906/1; 1910/1; 1911/3; 1912/1, -/2; 1913/1; 1914/2; 1915/1; 1916/1; 1917/2; 1918/3; 1919/2; 1920/1; 1921/1; 1922/1, -/2.
(quoted from the Nuremberg Künstlerlexikon, edited by Manfred H. Grieb)
In the review of the art exhibition (18.5.-14.6.1911) in the newly built Künstlerhaus it says: "Particularly, as a natural outflow of the charms of the old town, the depiction of picturesque architectural images is also in the foreground. Here Karl Botzler [correct: Dotzler], then Ernst Loesch, Karl Röger, Georg Schmidt, Franz Schmidt and Friedrich Trost jun. are to be emphasized." Cf. Kunst und Künstler. Illustrierte Monatsschrift für bildende Kunst und Kunstgewerbe 9, 1911, p. 556.
Recent articles on Georg Schmidt:
Ludwig Sichelstiel (https://museenblog-nuernberg.de/2022/07/15/nuernberger-kuenstler-georg-schmidt/)