New Orleans painter George Schmidt, and his George Schmidt Gallery & Studio in historic Julia Row, have been a cultural treasure in the heart of his native city for over 35 years.

Visit his website at to witness history and narrative painting come alive as he walks us through his May 2012 solo exhibition at the University of Louisiana in a series of YouTube videos.

Watch the full documentary of this exhibition Satire, Scandal, and Spectacle: The Art of George Schmidt, or select individual clips in which this highly accomplished painter, printmaker, and jazz musician offers engaging insights into each of his paintings, delving into the details of subject matter and process.

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