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Anton Schutz

1894-1977

Anton Schutz was a German-American artist, born in Berndorf, Germany in 1894. He is best known for his cityscapes and architectural etchings, especially of New York City. Schutz began his formal studies at the University of Munich, but they were put on hold because of World War I. After serving in the German Army, he returned to the University for a period of time before moving on to the Royal Academy of Fine Art, where he earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering and Architecture in 1920. He immigrated to the United States in 1924, where he met and befriended artist Joseph Pennell in New York City. That same year, he had his first several solo exhibitions at Anderson Gallery.

A well-known artist in his day, Shutz produced dozens of etchings for the Encyclopedia Britannica and other publications, such as the New York Times and Times Magazine. He also founded the New York Graphic Society in 1925. Many of Shutz’s plates were destroyed during World War II when he donated the metal for the war effort.

 

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