Geroges Schreiber Biography

Born in Brussels in 1904, Georges Schreiber drew and painted from childhood and studied art formally in Berlin, London, Rome, Paris and Florence. He came to the United States in 1928. So grateful for the opportunities offered in this country that he toured America recording in 48 paintings his impression of each state.

In 1942 he created the War Bond poster, Keep Him Flying, presented by Abbot Laboratories to the Treasury Department and adopted for official use throughout the country. In 1942, again on commission from Abbott, he produced Back the Attack, which became the official poster for the third War Loan. From his work in collaboration with Thomas Hart Benton in producing the Abbott Collection of Submarine Paintings, came his third great contribution to America -- the official poster design for the Fifth War Loan.

Schreiber won the Tuthill Prize, International Water Color Exhibition, Art Institute of Chicago, 1932. His paintings have often appeared in Fortune Magazine and have been invited for exhibtion at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Art Institute of Chicago, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Santa Barbara Museum, Denver Art Museum and others. Represented in the permant collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Brooklyn Museum, Museum of the City of New York, Sheldon Swoop Art Gallery and almost every important private collection.