Schreiber was an accomplished illustrator whose career started with
a series of life portraits of world celebrities. Commissioned in
1925 by a German newspaper syndicate, the portraits include 8 Nobel
Prize winners, authors Sinclair Lewis, Thomas Mann, H. G. Wells,
Gertrude Stein and scientists Albert Einstein and Paul Von Hindenberg.
His formal training consisted of one year at the Academies of Fine
Arts in Berlin and Dusseldorf. His informal training came through
several years of travel in England, France and Italy as well as
visits to the studios of such painters as Derain, Matisse, Chagall,
Leger and Braque. He came to New York in 1928 and stayed for nine
settled permanently in 1933. He did book illustrations for Farrar
and Rhinehart, Simon and Schuster, Houghton Mifflin and John Day.
He also was a regular contributor to Vanity Fair, Pictorial Review,
Stage, Bookman, The New Yorker and Esquire.