Schwartz Law Firm

Washington, D.C.


This law firm in DC, specializing in divorce and family law, was motivated to collect art that would create a more soothing and meditative environment for their clients, typically undergoing stressful circumstances.  As the collection evolved, a core group of women artists who first came to prominence in the 1970s – Pat Steir, Jennifer Bartlett and Janis Provisor – formed its nucleus.  Many of the artists are represented by works on paper, and in the work selected, are greatly influenced by Asian aesthetics.  Robert Kushner, one of the fathers of the Pattern and Decoration movement of the ‘70s who was greatly inspired by his many travels to India, and David Shapiro, whose yogic, meditative practices inform his work, are two noteworthy examples. The encaustic, monochromatic paintings of Robin Rose, and prints by Laura Owens round out the collection.