Karl Schwartz is a member of the Artists of the Gallows Run (2008 – 2014) - local artisans that exhibit their work annually in support of conservation. He has also exhibited at the World Trade Center in New York City. His education includes training in figurative and portrait art, an Associates of Arts degree from Rochester Institute of Technology, a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Maryland Institute College of Art, and a Masters of Fine Arts from Brooklyn College. Awards include the Alexander Medal of Art while in high school and a grant by the faculty at Brooklyn College for his Master’s thesis.
Also see Drawings
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with a feeling about nature: based on what I see but also know or
recall about the forms of a subject and the space it inhabits.
Fooling the eye, realism, requires discipline and skill, but where does one stop? Details are infinite and will overwhelm us - obscuring what moves us to paint. Consider the absurdity of a realistic musical, where the musician copies EVERY sound EXACTLY as heard.
realistic art must be abstract. What is put in and left out telling us
what is important to the artist.
objective is not to copy nature, but to apply what I continue to learn
from observing it.
"Things as they are,
upon the blue guitar"