Guests are invited to honor Nick's life at a visitation held at the Archival Gallery on Sunday, February 28, 2021. Please visit the website listed below to arrange your preferred visitation time. Due ...

Nicholas Carl Steinmetz

August 31, 1941January 17, 2021

Born in Aurora, Illinois, Nick was a California resident of over 50 years. He received a Masters Degree from Sacramento State College in 1969.

Steinmetz exhibited at galleries and museums throughout the United States including the Crocker Art Museum and Archival Gallery. Known as an honest critic, he was a “painters painter” and a generous supporter of the Sacramento Arts Community and local nonprofits.

Nick Steinmetz passed away from heart disease on January 17, 2021. He is survived by cousin Tom Meisch of Fresno, Patricia (Meisch) Bacon of Sun City Center, Florida and many artist friends in Northern California. Nick was preceded in death by is parents, Matthew and Anna (Meisch) Steinmetz and his sister Marilyn K. Steinmetz.

Guests are invited to honor Nick's life at a visitation held at the Archival Gallery on Sunday, February 28, 2021. Please visit the website linked below to arrange your preferred visitation time. Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, guests must make a reservation in order to attend the service.


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Nicholas Carl Steinmetz

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Kathryn Taylor

February 26, 2021

Living across the alley from Nick, I got to meet him after he submitted a request to the City to build his art studio on the alley. I enjoyed his friendliness, our conversations in the alley and forming our own "alley watch", doing what we could to prevent problems. I am grateful for Nick's kindness, painting over graffiti on my garage at one point before I had time to get to it and replacing a broken fence board for me. I will miss running into Nick on the art walk and having him as part of my little community. May you be free to create beauty and kindness in the next part of your journey Nick!

Helen Sundet

February 16, 2021

I have lived on 35th street for over 30 years. I'm not sure how long Nick lived in his little house on our street, but it's been for many, many years. We are a close neighborhood and I will miss seeing him out there tending to his lawn (he spent hours and hours out there). And, I will miss seeing him slowly 'tootle' up and down the street in his old brown and tan Bronco (?) going about his business. Rest in Peace Nick. I will miss you.

Debra Bainum

February 12, 2021

I remember Nick as an artist and generous person. Though I didn’t know him so very well, these were my impressions of him. I say generous because of something he did for me. I needed a frame made for a replacement transom window and Nick was the shop woodworker at the time. I asked to hire him to do the work (which he did) and he refused payment because I was going through a divorce with three young kids. I couldn’t believe anyone would do something like that for someone that wasn’t a close friend. After that I did spend some time asking him about his art, which sounded very unique. I hope he was still doing his artwork. RIP Nick, you are someone I still think about these days because of the kindness you showed me during a very hard time in my life.