Schwartz spent the summer of 1964 in Rome as a copy editor for the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of World Art . On his way home he stopped off in the Netherlands for a few days and fell in love with the country. Enchantment with the Netherlands filled a gap left by disenchantment with America in years when the country, as so often, was at war with itself. Changing the subject of his intended dissertation from medieval equestrian monuments to globes in Dutch still life paintings (neither of which came further than planning stages), he was awarded a Kress Fellowship to the Netherlands for 1965-1966. In the Netherlands he found the new home he was looking for, and a partner in love and life, Loekie Hendriks. They are the parents of Ditke and Baruch Schwartz and the grandparents of Lola and Abel, the children of Baruch and Sacha van den Borg.
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