Mark Swanson is active/lives in Arizona, California, South Dakota. Mark Swanson is known for western genre-figure, horse painting, drawing.
Biography Mark Swanson
Mark Swanson was born in 1958 in South Dakota and raised in California.
Although his uncles, Ray and Gary Swanson, paved the way by achieving
notable success as painters, Swanson initially had no plans to follow
in their footsteps. He originally wanted to be a linguist, and pursued
studies in Scandinavian languages to the extent that he has been known
to dream in Norwegian. "Then I took an art class and got turned on."
It was during high school that Swanson went to Europe and spent several
weeks studying ancient civilizations, art history and the great
masters. At the time, Swanson was interested in pencil drawing. "I've
been art oriented ever since the time I was old enough to hold a pencil
and sketch. Drawing is still
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