Posted on 5 September 2018
In 1925, at the famous Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris, Mommie Schwarz received a gold medal and a beautiful 'diploma' in the category 'Art de la Rue'. He liked to draw market vendors, construction workers, the loading and unloading on harbour quays, passengers and sailors on boats and clochards under bridges. These drawings hung in the ‘Hollandsch’ pavilion, built by architect Staal, furnished by Wijdeveld and provided with sculptures by Hildo Krop. Schwarz illustrated a report of the construction in the De Amsterdammer (the weekly of Amsterdam).