Description Set before the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC, this Native American Indian sat by the curbside during the moratorium to end the war in Vietnam (October 15, 1969). The painting was started in New York in1970 and then transported after the artist relocated to Montreal. The canvass was not completed until four years later after it was smuggled back into the United States from Canada, as the artist was unable to provide enough signatures to show proof to Canadian officials that the painting was, in fact, owned and created by the artist, Matthew Schwartz (aka Spadecaller). Please note: The artist will not make more than 10 full size reproductions available for sale.
I.M. Spadecaller, Tampa Bay Member Since March 2010 Artist Statement Matthew Schwartz (AKA Spadecaller) is a grateful survivor who conveys his deepest passions, convictions, and serenity through visual art, poetry, and video.
As a child, he was formally trained in traditional oil techniques and later attended The School of Visual Arts in New York City (1970-71). During the 70's up until the late 80's he exhibited acrylic and oils in Montreal and New York, and presently resides on the west coast of Florida.
Since the advent of image editing software, he has turned more to creative digital hand painted images and photos striving to fuse these into an art form worthy of the distinction traditional painters deserve.
Using HD videos formats, he showcase his digital paintings, poetry, other mixed media images; these are available for viewing at: http://www.youtube.com/user/Thespadecaller.