Retrospective Art Show Benefits NETRF

The late Carl Schaad captured on canvas the beauty of New England and Italy, with expansive landscapes and small still life. Family and friends gathered at the Heritage in Sherborn, MA, in September to celebrate Carl’s talent and spirit at the opening of a Retrospective Art Show and Sale. Carl died from neuroendocrine cancer in 2011 at the age of 64 and left a legacy of three decades of paintings.

Nancy Schaad, Carl’s widow, and children Lauren and Brian, curated the exhibit as a loving tribute to Carl, who found his passion for painting and followed it full-time after a corporate career. A portion of the proceeds benefits NETRF.

“We are hoping to make a difference for other patients and families—increased awareness and early diagnosis are important,” said Nancy. She says the lack of awareness about neuroendocrine tumors contributed to misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis in Carl’s case. “While working on this show I wondered what other beautiful paintings would have been created if Carl’s cancer had been found earlier?”

As many as 150 attended the opening and everyone had a favorite story about the impact Carl had on their lives. Nancy says the family was overwhelmed by the love and support for Carl’s work.

NETRF thanks the Schaad family for its gift to NETRF and for sharing Carl’s beautiful view of the world with all of us. Twenty-two paintings were sold, along with limited edition prints. The exhibit will be on view at the Heritage until November 30, 2019, and his paintings can be purchased online