Paul Swan was such a unique and talented artist and I am sorry there is so little coverage of his adventures and artistic achievements. He was my Grandfather's older brother - notorius for his age - but his adaptability and decades in art merit a re-evaluation and retrospective.
My grandmother was a friend of Paul Swan and had taken me to meet him in his studio at Carnagie Hall, where he gave a ballet performance to a small audience in the studio. I remember the room was full of his beautiful artwork as well.
My grandmother had told me that when she died, she wanted me to have all of her letters to and from him. Unfortunately, I never did receive them.
i recently received a portrait of my father (b. 1899, d 1966), done in pencil or charcoal, signed Paul Swan '21-Roussillon. i am curious if this is the same Paul Swan referred on this discussion board. thanks for any help....
Paul Swan biography
The painting of "Paula and the Fairies" described in a couple of postings here was made into prints for every elementary school in NYC at one time. The actual painting is missing. If you have the REAL painting, please get in touch with me, as I am Swan's biographer. You'll find me easily on the net. Swan's biography is forthcoming with U Nebraska Press in fall 2005. Many photos, color.
The portrait of the woman and 2 children in the garden painted by Paul Swan and featured in the AskArt info is of my grandmother, Mother and Aunt. I would love to get some information on this painting:who owns it now, and where it is etc
Kay E. Anderson
I was doing a google search and happened upon your interest in Paul Swan. He was my great uncle... my mother was his niece. He came to visit us in Nebraska about 1963 and oh my what a character! If you have any interest in my recollections, please let me know. Have you contacted other familiy members who remember Paul?
Paul Swan information
I am Swan's biographer and am now finishing that work. See my long article on Swan in PRODIGAL FATHER REVISITED: ARTISTS AND WRITERS IN THE WORLD OF JOHN BUTLER YEATS (Locust Hill Press, 2003).