Michael Schuh (USA)

Michael Schuh was born in the United States, in the state of Illinois. He has finished a degree in Fine Arts at Indiana State University, however, after his studies he pursued other career opportunities. It was only in 2002, after many years of living in Denmark, when he opened an art studio in Copenhagen and started working as a professional painter.

Schuh’s realistic paintings follow the tradition of photorealism, a genre that started in New York City in 1960’. He finds inspiration in the works of such artists as Richard Estes, Tom Blackwell and Ralph Goings. Michael Schuh is a painter of light and patterns. There are two main recurring themes in his works: an intricate play of reflections, and dramatically illuminated flower petals. Even though the result is always photorealistic, the technique that the artist uses to achieve it changes depending on the portrayed subject. Regardless of the motif depicted on the canvas, all his works have in common an admirable level of skill and an incredible attention to detail.

“Reflections and the play of light and shadow, is a recurring theme in my paintings. This is quite evident in my work, whether I paint reflections in water glass, a shiny car or captures the sun’s light in a flower. It is the abstract patterns that exist in a realistic picture that really fascinates me and inspires me to get up every morning and paint.”

Michael Schuh


1973 – 1976
Bachelor of Fine Arts from Indiana State University, USA


GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Galleri Knud Grothe, Fantastiske figurationer, group exhibition, Charlottenlund, Denmark

GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
GALLERI V58 pop up, Skagen, Denmark
Galleri Knud Grothe, Charlottenlund, Denmark

GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark

GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark

GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Galleri Knud Grothe, Charlottenlund, Denmark

GIVE ME FIVE – superrealists,  special temporary exhibition, GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Galleri Knud Grothe, Charlottenlund, Denmark

GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Galerie Knud Grothe, Charlottenlund, Denmark

GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark

Topdanmark, Ballerup, Denmark
EKJ, Copenhagen, Denmark
NKT, Brøndby, Denmark
NFF, Frederiksberg, Denmark

ASE, Frederiksberg, Denmark
Codan, Copenhagen, Denmark

Coop, Albertslund, Denmark
Lindpro, Glostrup, Denmark
Topdanmark, Ballerup, Denmark
Danmarks Nationalbank, Copenhagen, Denmark

Force Technology, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Lundbeck, Valby, Denmark
Nomeco, Copenhagen, Denmark
AtelierSalens Galleri, Jægerspris, Denmark
Widex, Vaerloese, Denmark

Siemens, Ballerup, Denmark
Haldor Topsoe, Lyngby, Denmark
KPMG, Copenhagen, Denmark
Værdipapircentralen, Taastrup, Denmark
Thrane & Thrane, Lyngby, Denmark

Alka Forsikring, Taastrup, Denmark
Krüger, Gladsaxe, Denmark
Maersk Air, Dragør, Denmark
DAT-Schaub, Copenhagen, Denmark

Naviair, Copenhagen, Denmark
Maersk Data, Copenhagen, Denmark
Skt. Kjelds Gaardens Kunstforening, Copenhagen, Denmark

Statens Luftfartsvaesen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Alm. Brand, Copenhagen, Denmark

Verity Foundation, Philadelphia, USA

International artist magazine, issue 75, 2010

‘Moma Reflections’, olie på lærred, 70 x 90, 2014, d.kr. 24.000,-

‘Magnolia in Brooklyn ll’, olie på træ, 28 X 35, 2015, d.kr. 6.500,-

‘Magnolia in Brooklyn l’, olie på træ, 28 x 35, 2015, d.kr. 6.500,-

‘White Magnolia’, olie på træ, 30,4 x 40,6, 2014, SOLGT

‘TOYSRUS Times Square NYC’, olie på lærred, 70 x 100, 2015, SOLGT

‘Taking a Break on West 57th Street, NYC’, 2016, 80 x 80, olie på lærred, SOLGT

‘Spring Dahlia’, olie på lærred, 70 X 100, 2014, SOLGT

‘Nbr. 84 Reflections’, olie på lærred, 80 x 100, SOLGT

‘Mirrored Reflections of Venice’, oile på lærred, 60 X 80, SOLGT

‘Corvette Reflections’, olie på lærred, 60 x 60, 2013, SOLGT

‘Chevy BelAir Reflections’, olie på lærred, 97 x 77, 2013, SOLGT

‘Brooklyn Subway Exit’, olie på lærred, 70 x 90, 2014, SOLGT

‘Backlit Dahlias’, olie på lærred, 70 x 110, d.kr. 20.000,-

‘A Peony in Brooklyn’, olie på lærred, 70 x 110, 2013, SOLGT

’40 West 57th Street NYC’, olie på lærred, 90 x 110, 2015, SOLGT