Michael Schwartz is an abstract painter who began his career in the film and television industry in Toronto. He graduated from York University's film school and built a successful career in the Canadian commercial industry.
Eventually his passion for art led him to transition to a career as an artist. Born in Toronto to immigrant parents, he grew up in a diverse ethnic neighbourhood which was a strong influence on his work.
His paintings often reflect the complexity and diversity of his personal experiences and is inspired by the work of Rothko, De Kooning, Pollock and Hartigan, all part of the abstract expressionist movement. Schwartz's paintings are known for bold brushstrokes, dynamic compositions, and effective use of colour and is constantly pushing the boundaries.
His has exhibited in North America and is included in a number of private collections. He is represented by TheGalleryGeorge in Vancouver and in Toronto by Rupert Young Fine Arts.