Artist Biography

1895 - 1993

Henrietta Marie Schmidt (1895-1993) was born in San Francisco, CA on January 7, 1895. She was taught to paint by her father Marius Schmidt. After her marriage to artist Frank Ziskind in 1915, they honeymooned at the Panama Pacific International Exposition and soon moved to southern California. The young couple lived in a tent until their home was built in Glendale. In 1944 job opportunities lured them back to the San Francisco Bay area. After settling in Contra Costa County, Mrs. Ziskind lived in Danville and Concord until her demise in the latter on February 6, 1993. Her work includes floral still lifes and landscapes of Mt Diablo and the surrounding area. As well as painting, she also created miniature rooms. Exhibited: Danville Public Library, 1960-65.

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