Kurt Schwarz is a realist painter specializing in portraiture, still life and landscape. The exploration of color harmony and spatial concepts are equally important in Schwarz’s creations. His skill in capturing the complex nature of his subjects has contributed to his reputation of being one of Loudoun County‘s finest artists. Kurt Schwarz’s career highlights include 6 solo exhibitions and publication in fine art magazines, including the international publication, The American Artist.
Schwarz’s work is in collections worldwide, including in Italy, Finland, France, Ireland and Mexico and throughout the nation including in Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Washington, DC., Florida, Illinois, and California. His posthumous portraits of notable figures in Loudoun County’s history may be viewed in the permanent public collection of the Balch Public Library, Leesburg, VA.
In the mid 1990‘s, Schwarz launched a successful series of art courses and workshops and soon had a following of several hundred students. Schwarz has professored at The George Washington University, and is current faculty to both the Art League School in Alexandria, Virginia and the Loudoun Academy of the Arts, in Leesburg, Virginia. The need for students to immerse themselves deeply in his teaching principles led Schwarz to begin teaching an annual 2 week immersion program in Tuscany, Italy.
Under the authority of the United States government, in 1999, Schwarz traveled to Havana, Cuba as an International Artistic Advisor. There, he accompanied the Executive Director of Cross Cultural Solutions (CCS) to advance U.S. cultural exchanges and advancement in the arts with the nation of Cuba. Schwarz is a member of The Loudoun Arts Council, which promotes the arts in Loudoun County by advocating for and assisting arts organizations and individual artists.
Mr. Schwarz has been accepting commissions since 1992, and currently resides in Loudoun county with his wife who is a fellow artist.