I first came across Grace's work over a year ago. Since then I have acquired many of her works. All paintings are original. It is my quest to make Grace's work well know amongst the community.
Grace A, Schwab was born on August 12th, 1924 in Pittsburgh, Pa. Living on the outskirts of the suburbs, she grew to love the creeks and wooded hills that were near-by, while enjoying the cultured advantages of the city. Grace was nurtured by first generation German immigrant parents who provided a home made beautiful with music and affection. Her interest in art developed early paralleling her study of piano and, in her early teens, the classical Spanish guitar. Grace is a graduate of San Jose State College with a major in art. Many of her oils and watercolors were done in California and reflect the hills and desert plains there. Later years took Grace to Siena, Italy where she studied guitar with Andres Segovia. After returning to America, Grace taught music and art in Washington D.C. and later in Annapolis, Md. where she studied art with Donald Coal. Swimming, boating, and a love of wire-haired fox terriers show through much of her work. Grace returned to Pittsburgh in the 1970's and is now living in Hamilton, Ohio. Due to failing health, Grace no longer works in artistic form. While many of her works are uniquely Grace's, many more reflect an influence of two great artists: Picasso and Marc Chagall. Grace A. Schwab is indeed an exceptional artist.