Manfred Schwartz (Poland 1909-1970) was a Polish-born American painter and lithographer who was known for his Modernist Abstract style. He emigrated to the United States when he was 11 years old. As a young man, he exhibited with Edward Hopper, Maurice de Vlaminck, Andrew Wyeth. In his lifetime, Manfred Schwartz created a sensational body of work in oil, pastel, and in a series of hand pulled stone lithographs. His career as a professional artist spanned fifty years and encompassed three major artistic periods. His works are in the permanent collections of the Guggenheim Museum, NYC; the Museum of Modern Art, NYC; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC; the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA and the Newark, and Rochester Museums, Newark, NJ and Rochester, NY.