Michael Klaus Schmidt is an award winning artist and illustrator. Originally from Germany, but raised in the Chicago area, his work has appeared in shows around the country and internationally, including Chicago, San Francisco, London, Toronto, New Orleans and more. He is a member of the Elmhurst Artists' Guild, and has taught art to children grades K-8. Currently, Michael is working as a freelance artist and illustrator.
Michael is the author and illustrator of "The Adventures of the Salamander," children's book series. He is working on a sequel called "Return of the Mirms."