ARTIST Gerald Schwartz
Born in Brooklyn, New York, I started painting in oils at 16 and fell in-love with the medium. After completing high school I studied at Art Center Col-lage of Design. I worked as Assistant Art Director for a fashion magazine, designed books, freelance illustrator, photographer, and ad-man. Throughout this time period, I began to focus more attention on my paint-ing until I made the decision to devote myself full time to the world of fine art and have never looked back.
I have work in museums both here in the U.S. and Mexico. I have been in-volved in the redevelopment of the arts in downtown Santa Ana, Califor-nia. I taught painting at the Leaning Tree Center in Orange County and UCLA’s Children’s Learning Disability Center. For the last 16 years I have been a part of “The Festival of Arts”, in Laguna Beach. I explored extensively the styles of Traditional to Abstraction; Photoreal-ism all the time distilling down what has become my personal style, Con-temporary-Realism.
With the advent of the Internet and its many levels of opportunity, I am able to expand a network of both sales and artists contacts in a worldwide fashion.