Hans Schwarz (1922-2003), painter, sculptor, illustrator and author, was born in Vienna and died in Greenwich, London.
Schwarz is primarily remembered for his portraiture and his work is in many public and private collections including the National Portrait Gallery. He is also known for his paintings of people and places in Greenwich (where he lived from 1970), Somerset (where he had a house from 1965) and coastal villages in France and Spain. Earlier in his career he was a productive and successful graphic artist and sculptor.
After his death there were two very successful sales at Bonhams in 2004 and 2005. Now, eleven years later, there is a major revival of interest in this important artist's work. A highly successful exhibition of work from his studio collection was held in October 2014, another in Greenwich in 2015 and a further major exhibition is planned for Somerset in 2017.