Elmer Schooley (1916-2007)
About The Artist
Elmer Wayne "Skinny" Schooley Elmer Schooley (1916-2007) is described as a "painter's painter" by his peers and is nationally recognized for his landscape paintings. His oils have been compared to those of Renaissance masters because of his minute attention to detail and patient layering of paint and because of their luminosity.
Schooley retired 1977 after teaching at New Mexico Highlands University for 30 years. During most of those years he was head of the department of
Arts and Crafts and was a moving force in the arts in northern New Mexico. He established the University's art library and its Graphics Department.