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Marco Schmidli

Culver City, CA

About Marco Schmidli

Culver City, CA

Marco Schmidli is originally from Basel, Switzerland. He studied photography and fine art in Switzerland, and won a scholarship for residency at the Swiss Institute in Rome, Italy. Marco is best known as a successful commercial artist and the driving force behind Los Angeles based Schmidli Backdrops. His hand painted backdrops are distributed globally and enjoy name recognition in commercial photography. Beside his commercial endeavor, he continues his art practice and specializes in large format processed based abstract art. He attributes his inspiration from nature, media and materials that he works with.

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  • ZHdK Zürcher Hochschule der Künste,
    Zurich, Switzerland,1982 
  • Istituto Svizzero, Rome,
    Rome, Italy,1980 
  • Schule für Gestaltung Basel, Photography
    Basel, Switzerland,1972 

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