(1937 - 2004)
Ray Swanson was active/lived in Arizona, South Dakota. Ray Swanson is known for Indian figure, genre and portrait painting.
Biography Ray Swanson
A member of the Cowboy Artists of America and the American Watercolor
Society, Ray Swanson was known for his Southwest Native American
subject--the Navajo, Hopi, Zuni and Apache Indians. He was
especially known for depicting children and smaller animals belonging
to these tribes and for the beauty of their traditional costumes.
was raised in rural South Dakota and settled in Carefree, Arizona. He
first visited a Navajo Reservation in Arizona in the early 1960s, and
from that time, incorporated Indian figures and genre into his subject
He attended a one-room schoolhouse in South Dakota and
was early recognized for his art talent. His father was killed when Ray
was young, and the family moved to
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