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Artist Who Captured Berkshire Cultural Scene Dies At 84

This is a picture of a pencil on paper

An artist known for capturing the Berkshire cultural scene in an unusual way has died.Having grown up in New York City Sol Schwartz drew musicians, actors and dancers in the Berkshires for more than two decades after retiring to the area. His works have been shown throughout the region including at the Norman Rockwell Museum. Director Laurie Norton Moffatt says Schwartz loved to sit in the audience at a performance and sketch.

“And in the dark, listening to the music and watching the musicians on the stage, he would…what he called scribble,” she said. “He would scribble on the page and he wasn’t looking at it.”

Schwartz died Christmas Day at his New York apartment. He was 84.

Jim is WAMC’s Assistant News Director and hosts WAMC's flagship news programs: Midday Magazine, Northeast Report and Northeast Report Late Edition. Email: jlevulis@wamc.org
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