Born in Cincinnati, OH on Sept. 26, 1864. By 1892 Swing had settled in Los Angeles. He was president of the Los Angeles Engraving Company until 1914 and had a studio in Pasadena before moving to Phoenix in 1917. Swing then painted Arizona desert scenes until his death there on June 1, 1945. Exh: GGIE, 1939 (14 murals). In: Phoenix Public Library; Masonic Temple (Phoenix).
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"Artists of the American West
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