Edward C. Schlick studied painting and design at Pratt Institute School of Art and Design in New York and later at Colby College. During an enlistment in the U.S. Army, Schlick served as an artist/illustrator in Japan. On this tour of duty he made numerous drawings and watercolors in Tokyo under the guidance of Takanori Oguiss, a Japanese painter who had left Paris and returned to Japan during World War II. Following his discharge from the Army, Schlick had two exhibits of his art work at Colby College. Prior to his graduation with a B.A. from the University of San Francisco the artist taught painting and watercolor at the California Labor School where he also studied ceramics and silk screen printing.
Since opening ECS Associates, a communications and graphic design business in Maine, Schlick has continued doing and exhibiting paintings and watercolors. In the mid and late 1980s the artist made several extended trips to paint in France, Italy, and Spain and also resumed work with Oguiss who was then painting and exhibiting in Paris. Schlick considers his approach to painting to be most closely related to the Fauve artists who worked with Matisse in the early 20th Century.
Ed Schlick: 1928-2013