Arthur E Schneider [1866-1942]
American Impressionist / Orientalist Painter & Illustrator
House by a Lake, ca.1910
Oil on canvas
26 x 22 inches
Signed lower left.
Period frame with original patina.
Born in 1866, Arthur E. Schneider is an American painter and illustrator from Madison, WI. He is best known for his landscapes and his Orientalist genre scenes depicting village streets, children and Arabs. He trained in New York City and Europe.
Schneider was to become the court painter to the Sultan of Morocco, Mulai Abd-ul-Aziz (abdelaziz of Morocco) [1878-1943]. He travelled to the country in November of 1900 and stayed until March, 1902. He took several other trips to Morocco, including one in 1905, where he painted the Sultan’s portrait. In 1908, he built a painting studio in the Sultan’s garden. Schneider would travel with the Sultan to various cities including Tangiers and Fez and wouls document the trip in watercolor sketches published in Century Magazine in 1903. The paintings were highly detailed and photographi-like and had ironic names like “The Sultan and Play”, where the Sultan was playing pool.
Between 1905 and 1913, Schneider lived and worked in New York City. He moved around and was known to have lived and worked in Cleveland, Chicago, Tampa, FL, and Boston, MA.
He exhibited at the Salmagundi Club, American Watercolor Society, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Boston Art Club, the National Academy of Design, and the Art Club. Schneider was a member of the American Watercolor Society in New York City, the Salmagundi Club, and The Art Club. His work is in the permanent collection of Whistler House Museum of Art in Lowell, MA.
Schneider died February 7, 1942.
– Original biography written by David Smernoff, From Here To Antiquity, October 16, 2016.
1915 Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
1913 American Watercolor Society, New York, NY
1912 Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
1908 Boston Art Club, Boston, MA
1907 Boston Art Club, Boston, MA
1906 Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
1904 Boston Art Club, Boston, MA
1903 Boston Art Club, Boston, MA
1902 Boston Art Club, Boston, MA
1901 Boston Art Club, Boston, MA
1896 National Academy of Design
– American Watercolor Society in New York City
– Salmagundi Club
– The Art Club
– Whistler House Museum of Art in Lowell, MA
– Who Was Who in American Art, vol. I, page 549
– Davenport’s Art Reference 2001/2002, page 1651
– Mantle Fielding,1986, page 824
– Mallett, page 393
– Dealer’s Choice Biographical Encyclopedia of American Painters… page 1220
– Boston Art Club Exhibition Record 1873-1909, page 342
– Whistler House Museum of Art files
– Daily Industrial News, Greensboro, NC, “Tales Picked Up in New York”, Sunday, May 10, 1908, page 10, not illustrated.
– Asheville Citizen-Times, Ashville, NC, “Some Breezy Notes of Stageland and What New York is Doing”, Sunday, May 24, 1908, page 11, not illustrated.
– “The Art Club” in http://ech.cwru.edu/ech-cgi/article.pl?id=AC6
– Century Magazine, May and June, 1903.
– “Painting the Land of the Moors: American Painters under the Moroccan Sun.” Academia.edu. Updated unknown. Accessed October 16, 2016. http://www.academia.edu/3633539/Painting_the_Land_of_the_Moors_American_Painters_under_the_Moroccan_Sun