Carl Wilhelm Hugo Schnars-Alquist ( October 29, 1855 - August 20, 1939) was a German painter who painted scenes of the sea. He was born on October 29, 1855 Hamburg, Germany. His family were merchants and he started working as a merchant himself. Schnars-Alquist was a self-taught painter. In 1886 he was a student of Hans Gude at the Berlin Art Academy. In 1893 he was the German representative for the fine arts at the World's Columbian Exposition. Schnars-Alquist made many sea voyages which taught him how to paint the sea at different Latitudes and from rough sea to calm. He was a member of the jury at the Chicago and Melbourne art exhibitions. He received a Gold medal at Melbourne. Schnars-Alquist was a member of the Hamburg Geographical Society. He also belonged to the Institute for Maritime Studies at the University of Berlin.
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- "Carl Wilhelm Hugo Schnars-Alquist". ArtFinding. Retrieved 29 October 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- City Art Museum of St. Louis, Special Exhibition Catalogue, Series 1912 No. 2 (February 4, 1912), p. 121
- The Official Directory of the World's Columbian Exposition, May 1st to October 30th, 1893: A Reference Book of Exhibitors and Exhibits, and of the Officers and Members of the World's Columbian Commission. W.B. Conkey Company, 1893. p. 127.
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