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 George Swinton  (1917 - )

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Lived/Active: Manitoba/Massachusetts / Canada/Austria      Known for: modernist painting, illustration, teaching-Eskimo art

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BIOGRAPHY for George Swinton
1917 (Vienna, Austria)
Manitoba/Massachusetts / Canada/Austria

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modernist painting, illustration, teaching-Eskimo art

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An artist, teacher and writer whose research specialty was contemporary and historical Inuit/Eskimo art, George Swinton was a professor of art at Smith College from 1950 to 1953, and then devoted the remainder of his teaching career, beginning 1954, as professor of art at the University of Manitoba, and from 1970, adjunct professor of anthropology.  He lived in Winnipeg, Canada.

Exhibition venues included the Winnipeg Art Gallery; 4 Canadian Biennials; Montreal Spring Exhibitions.; and the Upstairs Gallery, Winnipeg, 1970s.

He recieved three Canadian Council grants.

Peter Hastings Falk, Editor, Who Was Who in American Art

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