Robert Schneider, landscape painter embodying the rich tradition of the Hudson River School, uses a traditional style acknowledging the influence of painters of the past including George Inness, Thomas Cole, and Fredrick Church. He was recognized by the Fenimore Museum of Art with a one man show in January 2016. The influences on of the American Tonalist School are seen by his incorporation of loose brush strokes and muted colors in his regional landscapes. His work recalls many late 19th and early 20th century American landscape paintings, while revealing a uniquely personal view of the region.
Schneider studied drawing and painting during the mid-1970s with Frank Mason at the Art Students League of New York. With his wife, painter Susan Goetz, Schneider founded the Hudson Valley School of Art in 1987, continuing the tradition of academic realism. In 1999, Schneider and Goetz, relocated to Cooperstown founding the Cooperstown School of Art. He has served on the board of directors of the Garrison Art Center, and as president of the board of directors of the Howland Art Center in Beacon, NY. He is presently a trustee of the Cook Foundation. during his years Schneider’s donated works have contributed to the support of many charitable and educational institutions, including: Northern Duchess Hospital Center, Rhinebeck, NY; Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, NY; Brookwood Garden, Cooperstown, NY.