People / Marianna Schmidt

Artist. Born in 1918, Marianna Schmidt fled from Hungary to Austria during the last months of World War II, eventually immigrating to Vancouver in the mid-1950s. She attended the Vancouver School of Art (now Emily Carr University of Art + Design) shortly after her arrival, and began exhibiting with the Bau-Xi Gallery after art school. A reclusive, eccentric figure, Schmidt’s work is know for its receptivity to current art trajectories, its debt to the European tradition, and its recurrent motif of the human figure. Schmidt passed away in 2005.