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JOHN AUGUST SWANSON makes his home in Los Angeles, California, where he was born in 1938. He paints in oil, watercolor, acrylic and mixed media, and is an independent printmaker of limited edition serigraphs, lithographs and etchings.

His art reflects the strong heritage of storytelling he inherited from his Mexican mother and Swedish father. John Swanson’s narrative is direct and easily understood. He addresses himself to human values, cultural roots, and his quest for self-discovery through visual images. These include Bible stories and social celebrations such as attending the circus, the concert, and the opera. He also tells of everyday existence, of city and country walks, of visits to the library, the train station or the schoolroom. All his parables optimistically embrace life and one’s spiritual transformation.  More ... 
John August Swanson's newest artwork, PENTECOST.
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         New Artwork Catalogue Section:
Giclee art prints now available through the website.
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The Procession
John started this serigraph of incredible detail in September of 2006.  The Procession is available now September, 2007.  More...

Posters, Cards and Books
National Association of Hispanic Elderly launches new online store to sell cards and posters of John Swanson artwork.  Visit it at:






The Last Supper
Released in April, 2009.  More...






Star Clown, Papageno
and Goose With The Golden Egg
Just released for sale-

  August, 2008;  More... 
  December, 2008;  More...
  and September, 2009.  More... 







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    Psalm 23

   PSALM 23

    Artwork Completed.

 Accepting Orders.






   Flight Into Egypt




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