The Journal of San Diego History
Summer 2001, Volume 47, Number 3
Gregg Hennessey, Editor

Mt. Otay
Otto Schneider
American, 1865-1950
Oil on Canvas
Signed on LL: Otto Schneider
30 x 35 inches
Courtesy of K. Nathan Gallery

Schneider, Otto Henry

Landscape and figure painter

Born in Muscatine, Iowa on August 8, 1865. At age 15, Schneider became a pupil of Vanderpoel and Grover at the AIC. Moving to Buffalo, New York, he continued his studies at the local ASL and at the ASL in New York City followed by work in Paris at Académie Julian (1910). Schneider traveled extensively and taught at the Buffalo ASL for two years before moving to San Diego in 1923. In that year he joined the staff at the San Diego Academy of Fine Arts and taught there until his death on January 23, 1950. Member: Assoc. Artist of San Diego, 1929 (cofounder); Contemporary Artists of San Diego. Exhibited: Paris Salon, 1911; California State Fair, 1930; Oakland Museum, 1939. Awards: fellowship prize, Buffalo Society of Artists, 1912, 1917, hon. mention, 1922; hon. mention, Southern California Artists, 1931. Works held: Sand Diego Museum of Art. Source: PAP; SCA; AAA 1913-17; CA&A; WWAA 1936-41.