GEORGES SCHREIBER (Belgian -American, 1904 - 1977)

Georges Schreiber was born in Brussels, Belgium in 1904. He studied at the Art Crafts School in Elberfeld, Germany from 1920-22, the Academy of Fine Arts in both Düsseldorf and Berlin, Germany in 1922. Schreiber also studied in London, Florence and Paris all between 1923-28. During this last time period he worked as a free-lance artist for German newspapers. He came to New York in 1928, where he lived until his death in 1977, excepting for a few travel periods. By 1936, Schreiber was employed with the Works Project Administration. He visited each of the 48 states in 1939, the first of several cross-country journeys he would make in attempt to capture American scenes. Schreiber continued to work as an illustrator. He sketched the Bruno Hauptmann kidnapping trial, illustrated the book “Little Man What Now”, contributed to both “Life” and “Fortune” magazines, and garnered great acclaim for his caricatures. In 1936 he published the book “Portraits and Self-Portraits” which contained illustrations with short biogphies of famous contemporary figures. During the Second World War, the Navy commissioned Schreiber to create paintings to be used as posters. He was also a teacher at the New School for Social Research (1959-70s) in addition to his career as a lithographer, painter, illustrator and watercolorist.

Exhibited 
Whitney Gallery, 1939 
Metropolitan Museum of Art 
Art Institute of Chicago 
Salons of America, 1932 
Carnegie Institute, 1943-45 
Corcoran Gallery biennials, 1941-53 (five times) 
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Annual, 1933, 1939-42 
Art Institute of Chicago, 1932 (International WaterColor 
Exhibition, William Tuthill Prize) 
Whitney Museum of American Art 
Museum of Modern Art, 1939 (1st Prize) 
Art Directors Club, 1943 (prizes) 
World’s Fair, New York, 1939 
Kennedy Gallery, New York City, 1970 (solo of watercolors) 
“New York City WPA Art” at Parsons School of Design, 1977 

Work
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Brooklyn Museum
Whitney Museum of American Art
Library of Congress
Swope Art Gallery, Terre Haute
Davenport Municipal Art Gallery
Museum of the City of New York
Encyclopedia of Britannica Collection
U. S. Navy Department, series of marine & submarine paintings
Toledo Museum of Art
Bibiothèque Nationale, Paris
Philbrook Art Center
Maryland Institute
Rutgers University
Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts
Springfield Museum of Modern Art, Massachusetts
White House Library, Washington D. C.
Newark Museum of Art
Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey
University of Minnesota

Member
Art Alliance of America Newark Museum of Art

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