Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Bill Schwarz won his first colouring contest at age five. Bill earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Toronto in 1966 and was admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1968. Schwarz’s has since pursued his artistic development with courses at the Ontario College of Art and Design, the Dundas Valley School of Art, the Homer Watson House & Gallery, the Cambridge Library and Gallery, the Georgian Bay School of Art, and by attending other artists’ workshops in Canada, the United States, Mexico and Europe.
Bill has a personal and abiding interest in the urban landscape. This means architecture of all sorts, from buildings and boats to vehicles or machinery. He is fascinated by the effect that nature has on this architecture . . . weathering it or breaking it down to give it a unique character. He draws in pen and ink and paints with oil, casein, watercolour and acrylic.
Bill’s paintings grace many public and private institutions including: Law Society of Upper Canada (Osgoode Hall), McMaster University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Victoria Hospice, Redeemer University College, Cambridge Memorial Hospital.