Frederic Schuler Briggs will be presenting an exhibition of watercolors at the Gilchrist Gallery August 30 - September 27. More familiarly know as "Fritz" Briggs, he was born in Baltimore in the house of his famous grandfather, Hans Schuler, whose large bronze and marble sculptures can be seen throughout the city. However, he grew up in Frostburg from the age of nine and attended Frostburg State University. During the summers, he studied at Maryland Institute of Arts where he returned to be graduated with a BFA degree. Subsequently, he began teaching at the family business, The Schuler School of Fine Art in Baltimore where he continues to teach to this day. In addition he teaches numerous workshops throughout Maryland and leads working art tours throughout Europe.
Over the years, Fritz has won numerous prizes for his work and in 1968 was elected to the coveted American Watercolor Society and later to the prestigious Salmagundi Club in New York. He is also a member of the Charcoal Club of Maryland and is an active signature member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society.
On Sunday, August 30 from 1-4PM, the Gilchrist Gallery will host an Opening Reception where the public is invited to meet this well known artist, in person, and have the opportunity to view a large collection of the watercolors he is so well known for painting.
The Gilchrist Gallery is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1-4PM. Special tours can be arranged by calling 301-724-5800.