Jan De Swart
(1908 - 1987)
Jan De Swart was active/lived in California / Netherlands. Jan De Swart is known for architectural based sculpture-leading edge materials.
Biography Jan De Swart
The work of Jan de Swart shows a unique interrelationship of art, applied science, and the newest technologies of the mid 20th century. (He was one of the first artists to cast aluminum and to work in the then-new material of plastic) De Swart is primarily known for his accomplishments in architectural applications, sculpture and sculptural furniture. His primary mediums were wood, bronze, aluminum, plastics and cast stone.
Jan de Swart was born in the small village of Ginneken near Breda in the southern part of the Netherlands close to the Belgian border. Originally named, Joannes Ludovicus Bernardus de Swart, it was not until de Swart immigrated to America in 1928 when his name became Jan de Swart. Af
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