Walk through Eight Decades of Art in Painter and Sculptor, Lester O. Schwartz’s Exhibition August 1

Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA) announced it will feature a retrospective art exhibition dedicated entirely to Lester O. Schwartz’s work in THELMA’s Susan O. Ahern Contemporary Wing.

The retrospective is a collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures that span Schwartz’s 8-decade career. His work has been collected by his daughter Tanya Schwartz-Roeper. This exhibit reflects the chronology of Schwartz’s life.

More than 80 paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs and memorabilia come together to trace the eight-decade long career of Lester O. Schwartz. The exhibition begins with Schwartz’s childhood, continues through his worldly young adulthood, his career at Ripon College, the years following the untimely death of his wife and how he found his strength and energy to cope with the loss through the pursuit of art, and the last decade of his life after his stroke.

Schwartz’s work evolved over time and this exhibition showcases his innovative exploration and experimentation over a range of media throughout his lifetime.

The retrospective is free to view and will be on display from August 1 – September 21. The public is invited to the opening reception on Thursday, August 1 from 5 – 7 pm. A tour through the exhibit will be led by Schwartz’s daughter and begin promptly at 6 pm.