"Spadecaller's Art Reveres Nature and Uplifts the Soul."         
 
                                  lianne lemieux schneider 

           

Spadecaller Art
 

Spadecaller art presents soulful visions of wildlife,  nature, and humankind. 
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About the Art and the Artist



Spadecaller (Matt Schwartz) is the pseudonym he uses for his visual art, writing, poetry, and video creations;  initially, the name came about by his direct approach on subjects that focus on humanitarian issues that impact our world today. He's known to call  a spade a spade

"True artists never bow to trend or the demands forced upon them by politics and ideology. I will not apologize for or defer from creating art that is faithful to my personal vision of the world. The idea that artists need to hide from the world in order to create beauty is also repugnant to me. Truth is beauty; even when it is sad or disturbing. We live in an intrusive society; and must wake up to this fact or fall victim to its control." 

His writing, videos, and artwork call "a spade a spade." Through a vast library of video creations, he showcases digital art, paintings, poetry, and photography on Youtube (thespadecaller) .

During the past decade, Spadecaller has focused much of his work on fusing photography and digitally hand painted imagery to create an art form worthy of the same distinction traditional painters deserve.  His reverence for nature and devotion to spirituality are reflected in his portraits, wildlife, floral creations, abstracts, and his dramatic works that boldly depict the bondage, despair, and the hope humanity seeks.  Spadecaller is the frequent recipient of awards and special recognition from fellow artists worldwide.


Welcome to the Art of Spadecaller
Artful Creations of wildlife, nature, & Spirituality



Set before the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC, this Native American sat by the curbside on October 15, 1969
during the protest to the Vietnam War.  He was among the 250,000 demonstrators in Washington and among an estimated 2 million nationwide.  

The acrylic painting was started in NYC in 1970, when Matt Schwartz was attending the School of Visual Arts.  After encountering difficulties in the U.S. , he brought this painting  to Montreal.  Unable to provide enough proof of ownership to Canadian officials, he later returned to the U.S. leaving the painting with friends in Canada.  Consequently, the painting was completed four years later after it was brought back to the States by his Canadian friend, Monica Dorfman.  "With deep gratitude, I post the image of this painting as a testament of appreciation to her and all those who helped me survive this difficult period in American history.  The painting was completed in 1974, when the last Americans evacuated Saigon".    

           The American 
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"If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it 
takes him. We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form of truth.  In free society 
art is not a weapon and it does not belong to the spheres of polemic and ideology. Artists are not engineers 
of the soul. It may be different elsewhere.  But democratic society--in it, the highest duty of the writer,
the composer, the artist is to remain true to himself and to let the chips fall where they may."
                                                                                                                                                      
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Heaven on Earth
This is a spadecaller Video subtitled, Heaven on earth.
It features original poetry and visual art created by Matt Schwartz
 with Thomas Newman's musical score -That Next Place.