George Alan Swanson
(1908 - 1968)
George Alan Swanson was active/lived in New Jersey / Bermuda. George Swanson is known for zoological expedition illustrion, dance figure and landscape painting, modernism.
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Biography George Alan Swanson
George Alan Swanson, a native of Bloomfield, New Jersey, achieved international success as an artist. For nearly a decade (beginning in 1934) he accompanied Dr. William Beebe, Director of the Department of Tropical Research of the New York Zoological Society, on expeditions to South America and Bermuda as the official artist and illustrator. Dr. Beebe was among the first scientists to discover and document deep-sea life, reaching unprecedented depths one-half mile deep. On the expeditions Swanson illustrated the colorful and varied species of flora, fauna and sea-life discovered using Beebe’s famous bathysphere and on deep-sea dives.
Back in the states, Swanson’s botanical illustrations and watercolors inspired by travels abroad attr
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