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Alumnus Story: Charles Schwartz

Jan. 3, 2000

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The renowned artist, conservationist and wildlife biologist Charles Schwartz received his AB in Zoology in 1938 and an MA in Wildlife in 1940. He then joined the Missouri Department of Conservation and remained there for 39 years. He published a book on the Missouri prairie chicken, provided the illustrations for “The Sand County Almanac,” and collaborated with his wife Libby on “The Wild Mammals of Missouri.” The latter classic, which is still in print after 40 years, remains the all-time best seller for the University of Missouri Press. Charles and Libby worked together on several award-winning films, including the feature-length “Bobwhite Through the Year,” which won the Grand Medal at the International Sports Film Festival. After he retired, Charles and Libby moved to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and began casting wildlife figures in bronze.