General Information

 

Gallery Open Tuesday - Saturday 

10 AM - 5 PM

Village Court
890 Elm Grove Road
Elm Grove, WI
53122
Phone: 262-780-1191
Map to gallery

Village Court
890 Elm Grove Road
Elm Grove, WI
53122
Phone: 262-780-1191
Map to gallery

To make an appointment outside of gallery hours, please call.

 

River’s End Gallery Fine Art
Located In Elm Grove

William A. Schneider's Gallery

William A. Schneider OPA, PSA, AIS is first and foremost a painter. He’s also had successful careers in music and finance, but they largely have served to lead him back to art. He is as comfortable painting figures as he is still lifes, landscapes and portraits in pastels and oils. He is a member of the Oil Painters of America, the Pastel Society of America and the Portrait Society of America.

William A. Schneider says everything he paints essentially is the same, a study of light on a subject, a study of the effect of the subject on the viewer. What it really comes down to is emotion. He prefers to paint en plein air, alla prima, forgoing the use of a camera. He would rather load a brush and in a stroke or two, capture the gesture or body position of a subject. “Photos are so inaccurate. The values are off. The camera sees sharp edges whereas two eyes see fuzzier edges. There is no substitute for painting from life,” he says. He devotes about 50 hours a week to his art.

Schneider has been featured in numerous magazine articles and several books. His work has received awards in many exhibitions including those of Academic Artist, The Degas Pastel Society, Oil Painters of America, The Pastel Society of America, Pastel Society of the West Coast, Portrait Society of American, Fine Art Connoisseur and Salon International. He presently lives and teaches in Crystal Lake, Illinois.

As published in the September issue of “Fine Art Connoisseur” magazine Midwest Artist Featured in Fine Art Gallery - Paintings by William A. Schneider OPA, PSA, AIS

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