Schutz, German/American (1894 - 1977)
Anton Schutz was born in Berndorf, Germany of Franco-German
first Schutz studied mathematics and engineering before serving
German Army during WWI. After the war he attended the University
and the Royal Academy of Fine Art from which he received degrees
Engineering and Architecture. While still in Germany he established
himself as a known etcher of landscapes and cities.
emigrated to New York, where he studied and worked with Joseph
The Art Student's League and quickly became an eminent etcher
burgeoning American city of the twenties. His works of this
crowded with the new skyscrapers rising out of America's downtowns
bridges spanning urban rivers and harbors. By 1925 he had founded
York Graphic Society, and in 1927 toured the country etching
cities for The New York Times Magazine. He was also commissioned
Times to tour the Soviet Union, Japan and China and capture
flung locales in his etchings.
Subsequently, in keeping with the temper of the times, he made
a series of
etchings of the world's major stock exchanges. In 1939, Bard
published Anton Schutz: New York in Etchings, which contains
his best known work, his images of New York City. Later in life
energies were devoted to publishing prints as President of the
society and to working with Unesco. His prints are in collections
the NYPL, The British Museum, London, The Bibliothèque
and the Art Institute of Chicago.
Schutz wrote his autobiography entitled My Share of Wine, published
1972 by the New York Graphic Society, from which this 1929 photo
The artist is seen at his etching press pulling an impression.