Casey Schwarz was born to sculpt. His grandfather, Burt Johnson, worked in clay and bronze and his most notable pieces stand in New York City parks “The Doughboy,” Clinton Park, Manhattan, and “Lest we Forget,” Queens.
The young Schwarz boy began forming figures in clay at age nine and ultimately focused his intentions on reductive carving while attending SUNY Purchase (BA) and then Pratt Institute (MFA).
An ardor for sculpting in wood and stone has alternately been called a passion and “a curse.” Whatever the tag, Casey has it.
His elegant compositions are seen in galleries and gardens, biennials and museums. Always they have an interest and beauty when seen from any angle.