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About the Author

Tony Schwartz
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     Tony Schwartz was born in New York City, New York, USA. He resides in Boston, Massachusetts and Peru, Vermont, with his wife Claudia, who is a watercolor artist.  Their son Tom, daughter-in-law Carolynn and grandsons Zeke and Arlo live in Madison, Wisconsin, USA; their son Eric lives in Boston.

     Before devoting himself fully to photography, Tony was an academic veterinary surgeon and immunologist.  He received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the New York State Veterinary College at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, and a PhD in Medical Microbiology/Immunology from the Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio, where he also completed a surgical residency, later becoming a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (DACVS). He has been on the faculties of the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, the Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, and, since the first class started in 1979, Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Boston and then North Grafton, Massachusetts. There, he served as Professor and Chair of the Surgery Department and as an Associate Dean until retiring in 2005, as Professor Emeritus.  He was awarded a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellowship in Washington, DC, in 1988-1989.

     Tony has been involved in art all his life, starting with drawing as a child, and oil painting and clay sculpture as an adult. Since 2003 his artistic passion has been photography, and retirement from academia allowed him to “focus” on it, exclusively.  


     Photo Workshops in Oaxaca, Mexico (Jo Brenzo and Dan Burkholder) - 2003, and Mexico City (Jo Brenzo) - 2006

     Complete Digital Workflow, including color management - Short Course at Cone Editions, East Topsham, VT - 2005

     Digital photography (Randall Armour and Heratch Ekmekjian - 2006), People Photography (Dana Smith - 2007) and Web Design (Sue Ann Hodges - 2008), New England School of Photography, Boston, MA

     Wildlife Photography, Tanzania (Rosanne Pennella - 2009)

     Figure and Landscape Workshops (Karin Rosenthal), Georgetown, ME - 2009 and 2010, Wakefield, Ontario, Canada - 2011, and Landgrove, VT - 2012, 2014-2016 (workshop assistant for printing during the three most recent workshops)

·         GALLERIES (including gallery representation):

     3 Pears Gallery, Pawlet, VT and 3 Pears Gallery on the Green, Dorset, Vermont (https://www.facebook.com/3PearsGallery), has represented Tony's work since 2013.

     Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro, VT (www.VCPhoto.org) - Portfolio of Photographs available in the gallery since September 2014

·         AWARDS:

     Boston Camera Club, Boston, MA (www.bostoncameraclub.org) Latimer Print Competition - First Place Awards for year: Special Topics Category 2007-2008, All-Around Print Category 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2011-2012.

     Cape Cod Art Association, Brewster, MA (www.capecodartassoc.org), “The National Exhibit,” First Prize, Photography (“Winter Meal”), July 11-August 13, 2017

     Gallery Seven, Maynard, MA (www.gallerysevenmaynard.com), Honorable Mention, “About Face” Exhibition (“Woodland Crown”), February 25 - April 5, 2014; Best in Show, “Reflected” Exhibition (”Sylvan Pond”), February 24-April 4, 2015

     New England Camera Club Conference, Amherst, MA, Judge’s Selection - Print Competition, July 2008 (“The Great Wall of China, Mutianyu Section”)

     New England Camera Club Council (NECCC) Inter-Club Black & White Print Competitions:  First Place, Winter 2009 (”Coming Home”); First Place, Autumn 2011 (”Mekong Floating Market”); First Place, Spring 2012, and Second Place, 2012 NECCC Print of the Year competition (”Eiffel Tower”).

     Santa Fe Workshops Portrait Competition, May 31, 2017, Honorable Mention (“Potosi Silver)

     South Shore Arts Center, Cohasset, MA (www.ssac.org), 58th Annual Arts Festival, Third Place, Black & White Photography (” Contemplation”), June 14-16, 2013

     WPGA Gala Awards 2nd Charles Dodgson Award finalist, nude category – honorable mention (“L’Embrace), 2017, with invitation to exhibit both at Gallery Valid Foto, Barcelona, Spain, April 10-28, 2018, and the 5th Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography, Barcelona, Spain, October 4-21, 2018.

·         EXHIBITIONS:


     Copley Society of Art, Boston, MA (www.copleysociety.org): "Kids & Kin: Near & Far - Same yet Different," May 16-June 19, 2013; “Claudia’s Doll and Other Windows,” September 7 - October 5, 2017.

     Goddard House, Brookline, MA, December 2008–January 2009

     Griffin Museum of Photography (www.griffinmuseum.org): SoWa Satellite Gallery, Boston, MA, “Travels to China and Tibet,” November 16, 2017 – February 2, 2018.

      Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA, print exhibition associated with invited Artist Talk: "Mountain Gorillas Versus Pygmies in Uganda," May 16, 2019.

      Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, VT (www.svac.org): "Travel Photography," February 12-March 15, 2011; "Chiaroscuro - Black and White in the Greens," November 23, 2013-January 5, 2014.


     Belmont Gallery of Art, Belmont, MA (www.belmontgallery.org), “Animal Art”, juried, September 14-October 17, 2014

     Bennington Museum, Bennington, VT (www.benningtonmuseum.org), The 20th Annual Festival of Trees - “The Festival Reimagined”, curated exhibition, invited, November 27-December 29, 2015     

     Cape Cod Art Association, Brewster, MA (www.capecodartassoc.org), “The National Exhibit”, juried, July 17-August 18, 2014, July 10-August 13, 2017, and July 16 – August 12, 2018; “All New England”, juried, October 22-November 16, 2015    

     Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA (www.ccmoa.org), “Structures & Remnants: Landscapes and the Human Presence”, curated exhibition, juried, In Association with the Copley Society of Art, August 21-October 15, 2015.

     Charles Fine Arts, Gloucester, MA (http://charlesfinearts.com), “Flowers and Elegant Objects,” juried, May 20-June 16, 2017

     Copley Society of Art, Boston, MA (www.copleysociety.org), in multiple juried exhibitions 2007-2018        

     Dark Room Gallery, Essex Junction, VT  (www.darkroomgallery.com), “Natural Realm”, juried, June 25-July 19, 2015, “The Face,” July 20-August 18, 2017.    

     Gallery Seven, Maynard, MA (www.gallerysevenmaynard.com):  “Holiday Art Show”, invited, November 13-December 29, 2012; “About Face”, juried, February 25 - April 5, 2014; “Reflected”, juried, February 24-April 4, 2015; “Feast-Images of the Edible”, juried, February 23-April 2, 2016     

     Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA, (www.griffinmuseum.org/), “37 Photographers/One Model,” Curated by Karin Rosenthal, May 5 - June 12, 2016.

     Griffin Museum of Photography at Lafayette City Center, Boston, MA, juried/curated by Executive Dir. Paula Tognarelli,:  “Tree Talk”, January 30 - June 4, 2018; “Quién? Qué? Dónde?” (Portraits), June 10 - November 17, 2018; “Abstraction Attraction,” - November 29, 2018 - June 13, 2019; “In Your Mother Tongue: A Word and Image Dialogue,” - June 26-September 14, 2019.

     Museum of Fine Arts Boston, MA, “Summer Party Silent Art Auction”, juried, June 6, 2015 (www.mfa.org/membership/museum-council/summer-party))

     Photographic Resource Center, Boston University (http://www.bu.edu/prc/) PRC Benefit Auction, juried, October 5-12, 2012 - Auction, October 13, 2012.

     Rocky Neck Art Colony (http://rockyneckartcolony.org/), curated exhibition, invited: “Clothing Optional”, May 2-27, 2013.

     Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, VT (www.svac.org), multiple juried exhibitions, 2007-2016

     South Shore Arts Center, Cohasset, MA (www.ssac.org).  “Photography Now” - national curated, juried exhibition, April 12-May 26, 2013; 58th Annual Arts Festival, juried, June 14-16, 2013

     Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro, VT – multiple juried exhibitions, 2005-2006, 2012, (www.VCPhoto.org)


     Permanent Exhibit:  Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Elms Cafe, North Grafton, MA – November 16, 2010 -

     Arts and Architecture Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (www.artsandarchitecture.ca), exhibition of figurative work as part of a KR (Karin Rosenthal) Group Exhibition, August 18-September 4, 2011

     In-View Center for the Creative Arts, Landgrove Inn, Landgrove, VT, August 31, 2012, August 30, 2012, August 29, 2014, August 28, 2015, August 26, 2016, exhibition of figurative work as part of a Karin Rosenthal workshop group exhibition.

     Scandinavian Living Center, West Newton, MA “Photo-Group” Exhibition: “Seven Photographers”, November 20-December 31, 2012


“Ecotourism ended the traditional lives of Uganda’s Batwa Pygmies.” Click link: Social Documentary Network, July 2018-


     Copley Society of Art, Boston, MA (www.copleysociety.org), Juried 2010; awarded Copley Artist Status, 2011

     Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA (www.griffinmuseum.org),

     Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, VT (www.svac.org

     Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro, VT (www.VCPhoto.org)


River News, Winding River, North Carolina – November 2009     

Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Natick, MA (www.walnuthillarts.org) – 

     School Brochure – Autumn 2009; front page of School Brochure, 2010.

     Summer Theater Program Brochure – 2010-2011 – Cover Photo

     School Theater Program Informational Card Front Image – 2011-2012

     Dramatics Magazine, published by the Educational Theater Association, Walnut Hill

School Ad, November – 2009

     Boston Globe 2012 Guide to Private Schools, School Blurb, p. 35

Country and Abroad Magazine (www.countryandabroadmagazine.com), Fall Issue, 2013

·         PHOTOBOOKS:

     Tony Schwartz: ”Kids & Kin: Near & Far - Same yet Different,” 32 pages, print, and on line, Blurb, Inc., 2013. Click Link: Kids,

     Tony Schwartz: “Claudia’s Doll and Other Windows,” 74 pages, BookBaby, 2016; 2nd Ed., 2017.  Click here to view a sample of 2nd Ed., and to order: Claudia's Doll.

     Tony Schwartz, Musinguzi Amos and Scott Kellermann: “Stories of the Batwa Pygmies of Buhoma, Uganda - Mountain Gorilla Ecotourism Ended the Traditional Lives of Ancient Forest-Dwelling Hunter/Gatherers, 76 Pages, BookBaby, 2019

·         COLLECTIONS:

     Prints in private collections

     Permanent Collection: Five photographs - Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Elms Café, North Grafton, MA – November 16, 2010 -

·         TEACHING:

    May 2, 2012 and November 14, 2012 – Wildlife Photography – In “Photography”, Brandeis University (BOLLI), Invited

    May 27, 2014 - Getting into Exhibits and Promoting Fine Art Photography, Boston Camera Club, Invited

·         LICENSING AGENT:  Suzanne Cruise Creative Services, Inc., Leakwood, KS, (http://www.cruisecreative.com)