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Ray Swanson

 (1937 - 2004)
Ray Swanson was active/lived in Arizona, South Dakota.  Ray Swanson is known for Indian figure, genre and portrait painting.

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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.

Swanson 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 matter.

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   ...  Displaying 750 of 8231 characters.



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About  Ray Swanson

Born:  1937 - Alcester, South Dakota
Died:   2004 - Carefree, Arizona
Known for:  Indian figure, genre and portrait painting