Feb 16, 2023 - Sale 2626

Sale 2626 - Lot 127

Price Realized: $ 32,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 10,000 - $ 15,000


A Bridge in Baraboo, Wisconsin.
Oil on canvas, circa 1938. Signed, William S. Schwartz, lower right. Signed, William S. Schwartz, inscribed, Painting #357, and as titled on verso. 762x915 mm; 30x36 inches.

Provenance: Boyer Galleries, NY; Leonard Start, Naperville, Illinois, until 1979.

William Schwartz received two commissions for murals from the Treasury Section of Fine Arts (TSFA). In 1936 he painted Old Settlers for the Fairfield, IL Post Office, and in 1937 he completed Mining in Illinois for the Eldorado, IL Post Office. Schwartz also served on the Advisory Board for New Deal Projects.