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Highland Falls Sculpture Walk
In 1966 Chuck Von Schmidt was studying architecture at the University of Florida when he was drafted into the Army. While stationed in Europe, he created a permanent sculpture in-stallation for his military base, in Kaiserslautern Germany. After military service, Chuck worked as an architectural draftsman and as an assistant to the sculptor, Anthony Cipriano.
When Chuck was discharged from active duty in 1968, while attending Chicago City College, he was commissioned by the Actor Murphy Dunne to create a sculpture for his personal col-lection. Later, that piece was featured in the Haskell Wexler film: "Medium Cool", which was shot in Chicago around the time of the Democratic Convention. The following year he won a sculpture award at the Miami Pop Festival (1969).
Chuck is a graduate of The Cooper Union (Full Scholarship, BFA, 1973), where he studied with Ruben Kadish and Hans Haacke, amongst others, and Brooklyn College (MFA, 1977). He was on staff and faculty of both institutions after receiving his degrees. In 1977 he was a visit-ing lecturer at the Rhode Island School of Design, in conjunction with a solo show of his prints and sculptures. Chuck is presently an Adjunct Professor in the Art Department at New Jersey City University.
Chuck Von Schmidt
"Nomme de terre"
Wood and steel