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 Charles Swasey  (1827 - 1909)

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Lived/Active: California/Maine      Known for: marine painting, murals

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Charles Swasey was born in Thomaston, ME  on May 24, 1827.  Swasey sailed around the Horn to California in 1850.  After mining in the Mother Lode area for several months, he established a hotel in Sacramento.  Subsequently, he moved to San Francisco where he was an official at the mint and cashier at the Custom House.  Primarily a marine painter, Swasey also painted murals in homes and other public places.  Several of his paintings were hanging in the San Francisco (showing 500 of 6773 characters).

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