Current Location:
Zumberge Administration (JHZ) -> 3rd Floor (JHZ)
Location Notes:
JHZ; 3rd floor, President's Reception Area

Shared Passion: A Gift of the Stuart and Barbara Padnos Foundation Collection ➔ The Romance of a Russian Village

Oil on canvas
Artworks - Height: 30 in Width: 26 in
Historical Context:
William Schwartz combined personal allegories and history with a decidedly modern approach. The Romance of a Russian Village, painted years after Schwartz emigrated from his native Russia to Chicago, recalls the setting and characters of his youth. Painted in jewel-like colors, this bright and lively work is both decorative and evocative. William Schwartz came to the United States in 1913 and settled in the Midwest. After working as a house painter, he studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from which he graduated with honors. In the 1930s, Schwartz worked for the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration and produced murals for post offices around Illinois.

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