Carl Schmitt, a noted painter, author, and teacher, was born in Warren, Ohio on May 6, 1889. He studied at the National Academy of Design with Emil Carlsen. He also trained in Florence, Italy and Belgium. Schmitt's works include the Brady Memorial Chapel in Wernersville, Pennsylvania, the Pittsburgh Athletic Club, the Mamaroneck Theater, and the Shelburne (Vermont) Museum. His art has been exhibited at the Carnegie Institute and many galleries across the United States. Schmitt was a Roman Catholic, and he had an interest in social justice. He and his wife had 10 children.
[Sources: "Who Was Who in American Art." Ed. Peter Hastings Falk. Madison, CT: Sound View Press, 1985. "Who Was Who in American Art." Ed. Peter Hastings Falk. Madison, CT: Sound View Press, 1999. Also, clippings in Box 4 Folder 25 of the Donald Powell Papers: Part 2].
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Donald Thomas Powell was an American Catholic intellectual. He corresponded with prominent Catholics, such as Dorothy Day and Harry Sylvester. Donald Powell graduated from the Georgetown University Law School in 1920. He died in 1985.