S: Ed Schober
FC: A Portrait | Edward Schober
1: THE ART OF ED SCHOBER
2: Edward Schober (1920 - 2005) Ed was a prolific artist and tailor who created a varied body of work in many visual mediums. His passion for creating never wavered.
3: Although he mainly worked in oils, with a focus on the forested landscapes of British Columbia, he also created many religious hangings and vestments for various churches across North America.
4: Ed put on many showings in art galleries in Vancouver, B.C. | However, he preferred outdoor settings such as well-landscaped back yards and Stanley Park.
5: Ed created hundreds of religious articles, including vestments and wall hangings.
7: Ed brought his unique vision to life in many forms, and was equally comfortable working in cloth as he was with oil on canvas.
8: Ed was commissioned to create the costumes for two wax figures that would be displayed in a wax museum in Japan, Elvis Presley and Audrey Hepburn. | Audrey Hepburn's costume was from the film "My Fair Lady", and Ed was required to create the entire costume, including the hat and umbrella, from scratch.
9: Ed experimented with many art forms. Here are 2 examples of his carving prowess.
10: Although his work varied, Ed's main focus was oil painting.
11: Ed's early unsigned work was inspired by Emily Carr.
12: Ed also tried to expand his influences, here using a palette knife to apply the paint. | The results bring a textural quality to the paintings that is strikingly effective.
13: His early work was signed Meinrad which was the name of his studio.
14: Ed would return to many themes in his work, including old country churches, combining his love of forests and his deeply religious nature.
15: One recurring theme featured sunflowers
16: Although Ed lived on the coast of British Columbia for 70 years, he rarely used driftwood or beach scenes in his work. Here are two shoreline beach scenes, showing both the sketch and the completed work.
17: Examining the body of Ed's work, it becomes clear that one of his passions was capturing still life flower portraits.
22: Variations on a theme featuring the dandelion
23: Ed also did various studies in still life with fruit.
26: Ed's true passion showed through in his portrayal of the natural beauty of the forests and woodland areas of British Columbia.