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Douglas Schneider was born in 1957 and lives and works in Oakland, California. He received his BFA from the California College of the Arts (formerly CCAC) in 1991. In his canvases, he layers painterly, gestural passages with representational imagery, fusing these elements into narrative compositions. His paintings present an often recurring vocabulary of apples, dolls, teapots, Victorian architecture and young children. He will use these motifs, set against a background of overlapping fields and images, to explore childhood memories. Many of his poignant, layered compositions suggest the loss of imagination, security and youthful innocence over time.
Schneider's work is in numerous private and corporate collections, as well as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.