Carl L. Schmitz

born Metz, Germany 1900-died United States 1967
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Carl E. Schmitz, © Peter A. Juley & Son Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum J0119835
Also known as
  • Carl Ludwig Schmitz
  • Carl Schmitz
Metz, Germany
United States
Active in
  • New York, New York, United States

Carl L. Schmitz was born in the French city of Metz, then part of Germany, and studied at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. He immigrated to America in 1923 and attended the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design. He won many awards for his sculpture, including a gold medal from the 1937 International Exposition in Paris and the George D. Widener Memorial Medal for his relief sculpture Trade. He also designed the Delaware Tercentenary half-dollar to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the Swedish settlement of Delaware.