Considered one of the most prominent and influential Western Jade Artists, his work garnered multiple Gold and Silver Awards at Zi Gang Bei, a prestigious International Jade competition in Suzhou, China.
Originally from Transylvania, Romania, Georg lived in Italy and Sweden before moving to Canada in the early 70’s, where he became a prominent sculptor in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest.
Georg relocated to Northern California in 2001, and lives and works on a secluded 10 acres in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada.
With extensive experience in all sculptural media, his work evolved into a style of juxtaposing contrasting surface finishes, textures, colors, and materials. As an extension, this approach to sculptural art became his ‘trademark’ when he immersed himself in the world of jade in 2007.
Although his work speaks for itself, here are some words of acknowledgments from others:
“Those of us who have experience with jade as an art form, marvel at the innovative themes and exquisite mastery of Georg Schmerholz. Jade is among the most obdurate of nature’s materials requiring patience and great technical skill. Georg’s work places him among the first rank of contemporary artists in the world.”
Sam Bernstein, author of Collecting Chinese Jade.
To sum up his philosophy, Georg states: “For me art is a means of transcendence, to bring into form a deeper beauty and existence beyond the surface reality, when viewed in a state of unconditioned presence.”
“Georg Schmerholz is one of the few western sculptors possessing the vision and talent enabling him to transform multitude mediums into living works of art. His creations in jade are causing traditional Asian artist to stop and take notice. Georg’s sculptures has merited global recognition and well deserved top awards. His unveilings always capture the imagination of those fortunate enough to be present when he introduces his newest work.”.
Rudolph I. EstradaJade and Jade Art Collector