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Click on image for enlargement, size, price & to order and browse framing. All images on this page printed on artists canvas, stretched, ready to frame. Herbert Schmalz Biography Son of a successful merchant and German Consul, Herbert Schmalz was born in Ryton-On- Tyne near Newcastle in 1856. The family had emigrated to England in 1840's from Dantzig in Northern Germany. Schmalz was born into a family not unfamiliar with artistic merit as his maternal grandfather was the famous maritime artist John Wilson Carmichael (the surname he would later change his name to). Contrary to his grandfather's formative experience (his love of sea painting resulted from being press-ganged at the age of fifteen and shipped off to the Peninsula War as a cabin boy), Schmalz's artistic development was relatively conventional. He moved to London when he was seventeen and soon after joining the South Kensington Art School, he became a student at the Royal Academy. After a short period of study in Antwerp, Schmalz settled in Kensington and began establishing himself within the Victorian art scene.