Schwarz Gallery

Schwarz Gallery

Founded in 1930 by Frank S. Schwarz, the Schwarz Gallery opened on Atlantic City's celebrated boardwalk as specialists in furniture and silver. Relocation to Philadelphia during the Second World War prompted an emphasis on the arts of Philadelphia, and paintings became the Gallery's focus when Frank Schwarz's son Robert joined the firm during the 1960s. In the following years, under the direction of the founder's son Robert D. Schwarz, Sr. and widow Marie D. Schwarz, the Gallery focused on nineteenth- and twentieth-century European and American paintings and became recognized as the nation's major source for the work of Philadelphia artists from Pennsylvania's founding through the mid-twentieth century.Robert D. Schwarz, Sr. earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Dickinson College, and supplemented his studies in the fine arts at the University of Vienna and the Barnes Foundation. As curator of The Stephen Girard Collection from 1970 to 1980, he documented this important Philadelphia collection in a scholarly catalog. Subsequently, his publication of more than seventy informative catalogs in conjunction with the Gallery's exhibitions has established the firm's excellence in its field.Robert D. Schwarz, Jr. joined the firm in 2002 and became the Gallery’s third generation president after the untimely death of Robert Sr. in 2004. As the Gallery looks toward the future, its focus on nineteenth century American art remains the backbone of its renowned collection.Museum SalesThe Gallery is fortunate to have placed works in the following museumsAdirondack Museum, Blue Mt. Lake, NYAllentown Art Museum, PAAmon Carter Museum of Western Art, Fort Worth, TXArt Institute of Chicago, ILAthenaeum of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PABaltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MDBiggs Museum of American Art, Dover, DEBrandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, PABrooklyn Museum of Art, NYChrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VACigna Museum, Philadelphia, PAColumbus Museum of Art, GACorcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DCDallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TXDaughters of the American Revolution, Washington, DCDayton Art Institute, OHDelaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DEFederal Reserve Board, Washington, DCFolger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DCGreenville Museum of Art, Greenville, NCHaggin Museum, Stockton, CAHigh Museum, Atlanta, GAHunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TNKalamazoo Institute of Arts, MILancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PALaSalle College Art Museum, Philadelphia, PALibrary Company of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PALibrary of Congress, Washington, DCLigonier Memorial Foundation, PALouisiana State Museum of Art, New Orleans, LAMarianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, Manhattan, KSMaryland Historical Society, Baltimore, MDMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NYMunson Williams Proctor Museum, Utica, NYMuseum of the American China Trade, Salem, MANational Gallery, Washington, DCNational Museum of American Art, Washington, DCNational Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DCNational Portrait Gallery, Washington, DCNew Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJNew York Historical Society, New York, NYNew York State Museum, Albany, NYNewport News Maritime Museum, VAPeale Museum, Baltimore, MDPennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, PAPhiladelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PAPortland Art Museum, Portland, ORPrinceton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJSan Francisco Museum, San Francisco, CASeattle Art Museum, Seattle, WAStrong Museum, Rochester, NYTimken Museum of Art, San Diego, CATrout Gallery, Dickinson College, PAVirginia Museum of Art, Richmond, VAWagner Free Institute of Science, Philadelphia, PAWashington County Museum of Fine Arts, MDWilliam Penn Museum, Harrisburg, PAWinterthur Museum, Winterthur, DEWoodlawn Foundation, Mount Vernon, VAWoodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA