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 Ray Swanson  (1937 - 2004)

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Lived/Active: Arizona/South Dakota      Known for: Indian figure, genre and portrait painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Ray Swanson
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1937 (Alcester, South Dakota)
 
Death
2004 (Carefree, Arizona)

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Arizona/South Dakota

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A member of the Cowboy Artists of America and the American Watercolor Society, Ray Swanson was known for his Southwest Native American subject--the Navajo, Hopi, Zuni and Apache Indians.  He was especially known for depicting children and smaller animals belonging to these tribes and for the beauty of their traditional costumes.

Swanson was raised in rural South Dakota and settled in Carefree, Arizona. He first visited a Navajo Reservation in Arizona in the early 1960s, and f (showing 500 of 8255 characters).



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