Born in Switzerland on Jan. 27, 1902. Swansee was apprenticed to a woodcarver as a teenager and then studied art in Dresden. He settled in Los Angeles in 1928 and became active in the Eagle Rock art colony. For ten years he taught woodcraft in the public schools of Los Angeles County. He died in Glendale, CA on July 13, 1959. Exh: Eagle Rock Artists, 1929-32; Print Group, LA Public Library, 1932; Foundation of Western Art (LA), 1934.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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