New York artist Daniel Bennett Schwartz presents his view of contemporary experience through the tools and techniques of traditional realism. He was educated at the High School of Music and Art, the Art Students League and the Rhode Island School of Design. He has had fifteen one-man shows, nine in New York City.
Early in his career he won two Louis Comfort Tiffany Grants and a purchase prize from the Childe Hassam Fund of the American Institute of Arts and Letters. He has exhibited in institutions from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, The National Portrait Gallery and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts to the Butler Institute of American Art, the American Academy of Arts and Letters and The Century Association. His work is included in the collections of the Bates College Museum of Art, the National Academy of Design, The British Museum, the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, The National Portrait Gallery, as well as many private collections. In 1997, he was elected to the National Academy of Design.
Believing that illustration was an extension of his serious preoccupations, Schwartz was a pioneer in the wider use of quality art by magazines. His own illustrations were cited for their high degree of human involvement and emotional impact. He is an eleven-time winner of the Society of Illustrators Gold Medal along with other awards from organizations that include the Art Directors Club of New York and the American Institute of Graphic Arts. His list of clients included Time, Fortune and Esquire to CBS, NBC Television and top graphic designers. In 1979, he was sent to Southeast Asia as Artist-in-Residence for the Mobil Corporation and in 1980, he created original artwork for the Academy Award-winning documentary film, "Genocide."
Daniel Schwartz was inducted into the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame in 2002. He has conducted a private class in figure painting for over thirty years and is a member of The Century Association.
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