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Brooklyn, New York, and part-time Lake Michigan artist George Schmidt tells us about his contemporary-meets-coastal style.

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Beach Chair
George Schmidt

Beach Chair

Oil on panel, 8” x 10”

“This is a real chair. Often, in August, you will see it sitting in a place just like this. Often, I will be sitting in it—not standing off to the side painting it.”

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