Item #AT-0439

"Still Life with Orange Flower in Vase" by Antoinette Schulte (1897-1981)


"Still Life with Orange Flower in Vase" by Antoinette Schulte (1897-1981)

Private Collection Atlanta Georgia
Galerie Juarez, Los Angeles




23"H x 28"W


32.25"H x 37.25"W

Antoinette Schulte, (aka Antoine , Antoinet, and Schult) born in New York City in 1897.

Her first artistic studies began with the Canadian-American figurative painter George Brant Bridgman, who taught artists at the Art Students League of New York. She also studied with Homer Boss, a well-known artist and philosopher who mastered expressionism and liked to work with “plein air” painting, transmitting to his students the trade in contact with nature on the Maine coast.

In New York she met the already famous José María López Mezquita and became his student with whom she would spend five long years accompanying him on his continuous trips throughout the world.

She later expanded her studies in Paris, where she became a great friend of the painter, engraver, sculptor, and decorator Georges-Charles Dufresne and with the French graphic artist André Dunoyer de Segonzac, creators of Neorealism, the movement that manifested itself in the decades of the 20s and 30s as a reaction to Surrealism and Cubism prevailing at the time. Alongside these artists she exhibited in regularly in Paris and exhibited her works in the United States.

She participated in the Salons of America from 1924, 1929, 1931 to 1935. The 1932 Biennial of the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. In 1936 she exhibited at the Marie Sterner Gallery. In 1942 at the Bignou Gallery branch in Manhattan, and then at its headquarters in Paris. The years 1932, 1933, 1948 and 1952 she exhibited at the Salon d'Automne and at the Salon des Tuileries in Paris.

The years 1932, 1933, 1948 and 1952 she exhibited at the Salon d'Automne and at the Salon des Tuileries in Paris. She had a solo exhibition at the Galerie Charpentier in Paris in 1950. The Galerie Charpentier was a gallery of historic and contemporary art in Paris, located at 76, rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré.

She held a solo exhibition in Brussels (Belgium)in 1955 and in 1956 at the Galerie Andre Weil Paris and Galerie Juarez, Los Angeles. In 1943 she exhibited in the annual exposition of "Contemporary American Art", and 1944 exhibition of "Contemporary American Painting" at The Whitney Museum of Art in New York City.

Her work is present in museums and collections such as the Montclair Museum of Art in New Jersey, the Benjamin Wet Museum in New York, the Newark Museum in Essex in New Jersey, the French Government University Collection, the Museum of Aix-en-Provence, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, at the Museum of Modern Art, at the Smithsonian Institution, the Toronto Museum,…

In the New York Times of June 4, 1981, her obituary appeared in which one could read:

Antoinette E. Schulte, artist, died of cancer in her Manhattan apartment on May 26. She was 84 years old. Miss Schulte's paintings, including still lifes, portraits, landscapes, and views of Paris, are in collections and museums around the world. She began painting as a young woman and continued in Paris and later studied with the Spanish portrait painter López Mezquita. Her father was Anthony Schulte, who founded a chain of cigar stores in New York…..”

Source: Information from Mª Dolores Barreda Pérez and catalogues.