William S. Schwartz American, 1896-1976


Schwartz was a Belarus-born sculptor who worked in Chicago. During the Depression he worked on the Federal Art Project payroll. He painted Regionalist works and in both painting and sculptural modes he was greatly influenced by European surrealism.


Detroit Institute of Arts, 1925 (prize), 1926 (prize), 1936 (prize, 

Art Institute or Chicago, 1927 (prize), 1928 (prize), 1930 (prize), 1936 (prize), 1945 (prize)

Scarab Club of Detroit, 1936 (Honorable Mention)

Monticello College, Godfrey, Illinois, 1939 (First Prize), Albert Kahn Prize

Oklahoma City, 1942 (prize)

Corpus Christi, Texas, 1945 (prize)

Temple Beth El, Detroit, (First Prize)

Covenant Club, Chicago, (Prizes, 1936-1941)

First National Lithography Exhibition

Oklahoma Art Center, (Honorable Mention, First Prize)

4th National Lithography Exhibition

Union League Club of Chicago, (First Prize)


Art Institute of Chicago

Associated Artists Gallery

Chicago World's Fair of 1933

Dallas Public Museum and State Museum of Illinois

Joslyn Museum

Metropolitan Museum or Art

Museum of Modern Art

Oklahoma Museum

Pennsylvania Academy

Whitney Museum of American Art

Museums and Public Collections

American Peoples Encyclopedia

Art Alliance of Philadelphia

Art Institute of Chicago

Barrington, Illinois Public Library

Bir-Bidjan Museum, Russia

Chicago Public Schools Collection

Cincinnati Public Library

Cook County Nurses Home (mural)

Dallas Museum of Fine Arts

Denver Art Museum

Department of Labor, Washington. D. C.

Des Moines Art Center

Detroit Institute of Arts

Elgin Academy

En Herod Museum

Encyclopedia Britannica

Henry Gallery

Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha

Library of Congress , Washington, D.C.

Madison Art Alliance

Montclair Art Museum

Monticello College

Monticello College

Municipal Gallery, Davenport, Iowa

Musée Julf, Paris, France

Oshkosh Public Library

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia

Philadelphia Art Alliance

San Francisco Museum

Santa Barbara Museum or Art

Tel Aviv Museum, Israel

Union League Club of Chicago

United States Post Office, Eldorado, Illinois (mural)

United States Post Office, Fairfield, Illinois (mural)

United States Post Office, Pittsfield, Illinois (mural)

University of Illinois, Chicago

University of Minnesota

University of Montana

University of Nebraska

University of Wisconsin

University of Wyoming

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