Description

    RAY SWANSON (American 1937-2004)
    The Milk Can, 1968
    Acrylic on board
    15in. x 22in.
    Signed and dated lower right
    On the reverse (inscribed upper right): The Milk Can / Ray Swanson

    A Southwestern artist based in Arizona, Ray Swanson is best known for his portraits, western and Indian genre scenes. Named Arizona Artist of the Year in 1979, he was a member and president of the Cowboy Artists of America, and also a signature member of the American Watercolor Society. Upon his recent death in 2004, Swanson was described as a skilled and beloved artist whose paintings were filled with "dramatic light and jewel-like colors," conveying "a deep, spiritual interpretation of ordinary lives."

    Provenance: Private Collection, Austin, TX
    William E. Johnson Fine Art, Dallas, TX
    acquired from the above by the present owner

    Reference: Dolores Tropiano, Obituary of Ray Swanson, The Arizona Republic, 24 December 2004.



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    Excellent condition.

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    May, 2006
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