Born in Syracuse, NY, to Adolph H. and Mary Cornela (Tefft) Schwarz, William T. Schwarz gradutedfrom Syracuse University in 1909 and then continued to the Colorossi and Julien Academies in France. He also studied with Charles Hawthorne in Provincetown, MA, and in addition traveled to Spain. From 1917 to 1919 he served as a Captain of the Sanitary Corps of the United States and then was appointed one of the official artists of the American Expediary Forces. He made life masks of the representatives at the Peace Conference.
However, after the war Schwarz's major contributions were in the area of public murals. From his studio in Merion, PA, he issued numerous murals to adorn hotels, theatres, banks, and schools. Schwarz also worked as an illustrator and is credited with covers and illustrations for such popular magazines as The Bookman, Saturday Evening Post.
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