The Faculty at the Schuler School of Fine Arts
Francesca S. Guerin
Francesca Schuler Guerin, the daughter of Hans Carl and Ann Didusch Schuler, grew up in the house and studio built by her grandfather, Hans Schuler. Although surrounded by paintings and sculpture from five generations of artists, Francesca concentrated her talents as a concert singer and gave performances in the United States and Germany.
However, Francesca never lost interest in helping her father to run the Schuler School of Fine Arts. In 1990, when Hans became ill, Francesca took over the directorship of the school. Since then, she has returned to sculpture and teaches as well as taking private commissions.
Frederic S. Briggs
Frederic S. (Fritz) Briggs was born in the home of his grandfather, Hans Schuler Sr. He attended Frostburg State College, then graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA degree. After serving two years as an illustrator for the Department of Social Sciences at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, he began teaching watercolor at the Schuler School.
In 1968, Briggs was elected to the coveted American Watercolor Society, and is an active member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society where he has twice been president. In 1973, he had the distinction of being elected to the Salmagundi Club in New York and is also a member of the Charcoal Club of Maryland.
Mr. Briggs continues to teach at the Schuler School of Fine Art as well as the historic Hampton Mansion and other venues throughout the city of Baltimore. During the summer months, he conducts Watercolor Workshops, and takes students on working art tours throughout Europe.
Andrew Schuler Guerin
Andrew Schuler Guerin is the grandson of Ann and Hans Schuler, founders of the Schuler School. After attending college for three years as a computer science major, Andrew realized his desire to study art and entered the Schuler School full time. At the same time, he was chosen to assist and train under renowned painter Will Wilson. Since graduating from the Schuler School in 1999, Andrew continues to play an important role in the school teaching drawing and painting. Andrew’s work was included in the traveling show “Baltimore Realists”, and one of his paintings was featured in The American Artist article about the exhibition. His works, including portrait commissions, are in many private collections.
Hans Paul Guerin
Young Artists Program
Born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1978, Hans Guerin is the sixth generation of artists in his family. His maternal grandparents, Hans and Ann Didusch Schuler, founded theSchuler School of Fine Arts, and his mother, Francesca Schuler Guerin, is the present director of the Schuler School. After receiving a bachelor’s degree from Salisbury University in 2000, Hans enrolled in the Schuler School of Fine Arts to continue his family legacy, graduating in 2005. Through the School’s curriculum, Hans has become proficient in sculpture, oil painting, watercolor, and drawing. In addition to his studies, Mr. Guerin assists the school as their framer, instructor, and technical assistant. He has conducted workshops in various media and teaches privately as well. Mr. Guerin’s work has shown in various gallery shows and fundraisers throughout the United States.
Beth Ann de Loiselle
Young Artists Program
Born in Hoopersville, Maryland in 1983 Beth is the first generation in her family to pursue an art career. In 2001 Beth was awarded the Timothy Dill scholarship allowing her to study at the Schuler School of Fine Arts. In 2005 she graduated from the Schuler School in which she has learned the techniques of the Old Masters in oil painting, drawing, sculpture, and watercolor. She is also proficient in the art of scratchboard and now specializes in animal portraits and floral paintings. Along with teaching privately Beth is currently teaching at the Schuler School of Fine Arts, Mitchell School of Fine Arts and is taking private commissions. She has also conducted numerous workshops such as Scratchboard, Floral, and Animal Portraiture. Beth has taken part in various fundraisers and gallery shows, including winning Honorable Mention at the York Art Association.
Tylden Streett graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1955 after attending St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland for two years. He was then invited to pursue graduate studies at MICA’s Rinehart School of Sculpture where he earned his master’s degree in 1957. He was then assistant to sculptor, Lee Laurie, for two years before beginning his teaching career in figurative sculpture. Among his awards are the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, and his figurative commissions have included a gargoyle on the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. He has exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, DC, the Baltimore Museum of Art, and at the National Sculpture Society, the Equitable Gallery, and the Salmagundi Club in New York City.
John L. Pattillo
Mr. Pattillo holds a Bachelor’s degree from Princeton and Master’s Degree from Roosevelt University. Upon Graduation from the Schuler School in 2000, John was asked to instruct artistic anatomy. He brought to the course his teaching experience, thorough knowledge, and refreshing humor. In addition to teaching anatomy, Mr. Pattillo maintains a dance studio in Baltimore.
Carol Lee Thompson
Carol Lee Thompson is a Classical Realist trained in the methods of the Old Masters. She is a full-time professional artist residing in her native Maryland but travels extensively to paint and further her education as an artist. Carol Lee paints a wide range of subject matter including figurative, landscape, equine and Western themes.
Carol Lee is featured in galleries throughout the country. Her work is part of many corporate and private collections including the Butler Institute of Art and the Academy Art Museum in Easton, Maryland. Her art hangs in Baltimore’s City Hall, The Fort McHenry National Shrine, the U.S. State Department, and the Star Pass Resort in Arizona. Carol Lee’s exhibits include: The C.M. Russell Museum Show, The Western Masters, The Scottsdale Salon at Legacy Gallery, Gilcrease and the Albuquerque Museums’ “Miniature” Shows, The International Salon at Greenhouse Gallery, and John Pence Gallery’s Still Life Shows. She has been awarded First Place in the Oil Painters of America (OPA) On-Line Showcase (Signature) and a Regional OPA Award of Excellence. She has won First Place/Animals in the Artist Magazine Competition as well as finalist five times. She received awards for Best Sporting Art and the Action Award with The American Academy of Equine Art, the Cheyenne Frontier Days Show, and the Salmagundi Club in New York. Carol won a Fredrix Spirit of America Award, Best Painting by a Maryland Artist in Easton Plein Air and the Award of Excellence in the NOAPS On-Line Showcase. She has received 13 awards in international miniature competitions. In the past three prestigious Art Renewal Center (ARC) Salons, Carol has been a finalist seven times and received an Honorable Mention.
She is a Signature Member of the OPA and has elevated to Associate Member of The American Academy of Equine Art. She is also a member of the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association and the Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington, D.C. Carol is published in “Best of America Oil Artists II,” “Fresh Flowers: The Best of Flower Painting,” “Art of the American West” and “The Top 100 Plein Air Painters of the Mid Atlantic.” She has been featured in many magazine articles.
She is a graduate of Towson State University, holds a Masters of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and is a graduate of the Schuler School of Fine Arts, where she still teaches part-time. It is important to note that her traditional atelier training allows her to work with the materials and techniques of the Old Masters. She prepares her surfaces with lead and glue, grinds her own pigments, and paints with Maroger medium. In addition to her full-time art career, she teaches and holds workshops.
David Buckley Good
After earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, David moved to the Washington, D.C. area to begin his professional career as a fine artist. He was a resident artist in the Arlington Art Center when he was awarded a grant from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, which enabled David to move to New York City to study painting at the Art Student’s League. After several years of working and exhibiting in the New York metropolitan area, David relocated to Baltimore, Maryland, where he enrolled as a student in the Schuler School of Fine Arts and where he is currently conducting a landscape workshop. David also teaches at the Mitchell School of Fine Art in Baltimore and has given several painting workshops. He is also sought after to do painting demonstrations.