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Lived/Active: New York/Ohio      Known for: painting, illustration, etching, lithography

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Albert Sway (b.1913)

Painter, illustrator, etcher, lithographer, cartoonist and teacher, Albert Sway was born in Cincinnati in 1913. He studied at the Cincinnati Art Academy and the Art Student's League in New York City.

Art Institute of Chicago, 1936, 1938
Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts Annual, 1936
Corcoran Gallery biennial, 1939
Golden Gate Exposition, San Francisco, 1939
Paris Salon, 1937
Stockholm, Sweden, 1937-38
Society of Independent Artists, 1938
World's Fair, New York, 1939
Library of Congress, 1943-45
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1951
Society of American Graphic Artists, 1951-on
Royal Society of Painters, Etchers & Engravers, London, England, 1954
Am.-Japan Contemporary Print Exhibition, Tokyo, 1967

Awards: first prize in graphics, Cincinnati Museum Association, 1939

Memberships include: Cincinnati Assn. Prof. Art; Cincinnati Art Club; Society of American Etchers; Society of American Graphic Artists

His work is included in the collections of Metropolitan Musem of Art; New York Public Library; Carnegie Institute; Penn. State University; Society New York Hospitals.

He was a contributor of cartoons in: Saturday Review, New Yorker.

Publications: illustrator, Lamb's Sectional Histories of New York State, Frank E. Richards; illustrator of filmstrips on New York State history produced by Our York State, NY, 1950-; medical illustrator, A Syllabus for Health Visitors, Navajo Tribal Council, Arizona, 1960; medical illustrator, Respiratory Diseases, Nat. Tuberculosis Assn., 1961; medical illustrator, Hepatic Excretory Function (ser. filmstrips), Am. Gastroenterol Assn., 1972; also medical illustrator in science journals.

Teaching: instructor of drawing & painting, New York Hospital League, 1963-64.

Information provided by Patrick Terenchin.

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