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Lillian Schwartz is an American contemporary painter. Lillian Schwartz was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in the year 1927.

Schwartz was one of the first artists to produce computer generated art. She was influencial in getting the fine arts community to accept art made with aid of a computer.

Schwartz went to school to be a nurse. Schwartz earned a degree in nursing from the College of Nursing and Health at the Univeristy of Cincinatti. Whilst stationed in asia after the Second World War she began to study calligraphy.  Although she has studied art with renown professionals she developed her computer generated art on her own.

The work of Lillian Schwartz can be found in the Museum of Modern Art located in New York City.

Schwartz created a computer generated television ad to showcase a renovation of the Museum of Modern Art. This piece earned the artist an Emmy award.

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In this clip a short biography on Lillian Schwartz:

Below a link to the website of the artist:


The artist has been the recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

In this clip a great interview with the artist from 2014:

Schwartz has worked in many mediums including collage, oils, watercolors, and acrylics.

What an innovative artist! If you would like to see another artist who uses the computer to assist in their artwork check my article on the great Wayne Roth: