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 Ivan Swift  (1873 - 1945)

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Lived/Active: Michigan      Known for: landscape, portrait, graphics

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The following is from Julie Ramsey:

My mother Virginia Margaret Hall - Duggan (1915-) met Ivan through her aunt, Ann Broad, a nurse from the Ford Hospital and born in Ionia, Michigan, who was involved with Ivan for a number of years until Broad's death in the 30's.

Virginia had a heart condition and was bed ridden for six months, when she was twelve years old. Ivan visited her regularly, told her stories and wrote a poem for her. To the best of her recollection the poem was as follows:

Mine still is to grieve and to wander.
Hers waits at the Courts of kings.
Oh the grief and the price we squandered
For the way of the (waif or wage ?) that sings.

He lived in a hotel near the Detroit Art Center when in the area. She remembers once walking past a theater when she was in college and he was hiding in the entrance to scare her.

Virginia visited him at his cabin in Chippewa Cove, and reported he had a 'hex sign' on his outhouse to "scare the Indians". In his cabin he had one corner dedicated to painting-by the north window, one corner dedicated to writing, and another corner, and a bookbinding area upstairs. Visitors slept in one of the two lofts.

Ivan also wrote a book called "The Faggots of Cedar." He had also written a poem to her aunt called "The Nurse". she doesn't know if that was ever printed.

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