Carol Schwartz

Assistant Professor of Illustration


Hartford Art School
860.768.5552 Taub Hall

Carol Schwartz is inspired by nature, as an observer and as an artist. This is evident in her 60 picture books, largely nonfiction, about nature. Her work has also been seen in countless magazines and publications for companies such as Procter & Gamble, National Geographic Society, and The Washington Post.

She has a MFA in Illustration from the University of Hartford and a BFA earned at the Kansas City Art institute and Rhode Island School of Design. Carol’s work has been selected for exhibitions throughout the United States, including The Society of Illustrators in New York and Focus on Nature XIV and XV. She has been an artist-in-residence at the Shoals Marine Laboratory on Appledore Island, Maine multiple times.

Before coming to the University of Hartford, she taught at a number of colleges and universities, including Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Rhode Island School of Design, Eastern Connecticut State University, and New England College.