Barbara Schwartz

Born: 1949

Died: 2006

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Education: BFA Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Barbara Schwartz Bio

About The Artist

Painter and sculptor Barbara Schwartz worked in the 1970s to enliven abstract art, drawing on balanced organic and geometric forms as well as Islamic influences to revitalize the genre. Her abstract painted plaster reliefs were loosely associated with the Pattern and Decoration art movement of the '70s and '80s, in which artists sought to advance the art world's estimation of "decorative" art by reviving intricate and deliberate patterning. Schwartz was represented in the 1979 Whitney Biennial, and her work is included in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the New York Public Library. She taught at the New York School of Visual Arts from 1978 until her death in 2006.

DISCOVER

a treasure trove of fine art from the world's most renowned artists, galleries, museums and cultural institutions. We offer exclusive works you can't find anywhere else.

LEARN

through exclusive content featuring art news, collecting guides, and interviews with artists, dealers, collectors, curators and influencers.

BUY

authentic artworks from across the globe. Collecting with us means you're helping to sustain creative culture and supporting organizations that are making the world a better place.

CONNECT

with our art advisors for buying advice or to help you find the art that's perfect for you. We have the resources to find works that suit your needs.

INSIDER ACCESS TO THE WORLD'S BEST ART

Artspace offers you authentic, exclusive works from world-renowned artists, galleries, museums and cultural institutions. Collecting with us helps support creative culture while bringing you art news, interviews and access to global art resources.

  • COLLECT FROM 300+ GALLERIES & MUSEUMS