"Pioneers with Covered Wagon"   Lot no. 2591

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By Daniel B. Schwartz (1929-)

1975 (Estimated)
18.00" x 26.00"
Oil and Pencil on Canvas
Signed Lower Right



“The Illustrator in America, 1860-2000” by Walt Reed. reproduced on p. 359.

Story illustration: “Centennial”, Ladies’ Home Journal, 1975; 

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Daniel Bennett Schwartz was raised in New York City. After the High School of Music & Art, he attended the Art Students League, studying painting with Yasuo Kuniyoshi. From there, he studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1949. He has had thirteen one-man shows and exhibited in group shows both here and abroad. He numbers among his awards two Louis Comfort Tiffany grants in painting and the 1992 Benjamin Altman Figure Painting Prize at the National Academy. In 1997, he was elected to membership in the National Academy. He has conducted a private class in painting and drawing for more than thirty years. He has also taught at Syracuse University, Parsons School of Design, and the School of Visual Art.

     Believing that illustration can be an extension of an artist’s serious preoccupations, Schwartz brought his painter’s skills to editorial pages of Fortune, Sports Illustrated, Life, McCall’s and Esquire. His subjects were diverse, from portraits of professional athletes and personalities of the Paris “New Wave” in the fifties, to the emerging teen culture of the sixties, and in the seventies, to industrial America and reportage in Southeast Asia. He created the art for the 1981 Academy Award winning documentary film, Genocide, and in the early eighties, designed a series of graphic posters for Mobil Masterpiece Theater. Over the years, he has been awarded eleven Society of Illustrators’ Gold Medals, and honors, including the Hamilton King Award in 1978. He continues to paint, exhibit, and teach.