Francis William Swain
(1892 - 1937)
Francis William Swain was active/lived in New York, California. Francis Swain is known for painter, etcher, illustrator.
Biography Francis William Swain
A painter, etcher and illustrator, Francis Swain was born in Oakland,
California and studied at the San Francisco Art Institute from 1907 to
1913. He served in World War I and then established a studio in
San Francisco at 127 East 3rd Street. In 1925, he moved with his
family to New York City.
He also studied with Frank Duveneck and Frank Van Sloun in Cincinnati and was a student at the Pennsylvania Academy.
Francis Swain was a member of the California Society of Etchers and the Cincinnati Art Club.
He died at Lake Ronkonkoma, Long Island, New York in 1937.
Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Gene Swain Kuechmann, daughter of the artist, August 2005
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