39 Born in 1929 in New York City, Daniel Bennett Schwartz’s art is that of the Realist School. He was invited to collaborate on the film Genocide by Marvin Hier, director of the Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Center and the producer of this ground-breaking documentary. EXHIBITED: Leo Baeck Institute, New York, to commemorate the sixtieth anniversary of Kristallnacht. Exhibition-catalogue included in the lot, entitled: “What are we Remembering?” Includes an essay by Schwartz discussing how he came to produce this suite of searing paintings: “I had never in my career been offered a project as sober and challenging as this. I [felt] there is no way to ‘illustrate’ the Holocaust. You need a Goya, a Rembrandt or a Kollwitz… then perhaps. But there was no way I could not take on this assignment… I realized I required a new medium.” PROVENANCE: From the studio of the artist. (HOLOCAUST) See also Lots 27, 56, 132, 133, 134