Ivan Schwartz is a sculptor, painter, and inventor. He’s always been interested in what lies in his peripheral vision – exploring the shorthand of visual language as a storyteller.
Often seen as the face of StudioEIS, Ivan lectures, and is writing a blog about visual storytelling that can be seen on the website. He can also be seen in the History Channel’s Save Our History series, “The Search For George Washington”, an important documentary about the making of the forensic George Washington sculptures for George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens.
Ivan received his degree in Sculpture from The College of Fine Arts at Boston University before spending a year working and studying in Pietrasanta, Italy in the early 1970s. He was the recipient of a distinguished alumni award from BU in 2003, and has shown his work in New York since 1981. Ivan was a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board at Boston University’s College of Fine Arts until the end of the 2009 academic year. He was also a founding board member of Art Omi, an international arts workshop located in NY State.
Continuing to develop new programs for StudioEIS, Ivan can be seen regularly traveling the Northeast Corridor – directing a series of new and important projects.