Shepherds, 2018

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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, etchings, and giclée prints.

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

Main Catalogue:
John August Swanson's
Catalogue of Hand Printed
serigraphs, etchings, and lithographs.
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Religious Giclee Catalog Giclee Catalogue:
Giclee art prints available.
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  09/2017    NEW Giclee - WILLIAM KUNSTLER
  11/2017    NEW Giclee Series- GIFT TRIPTYCH
Current Events:
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  06/2018    LMU Magazine Profile on John August Swanson:
                               SACRED ART by Scott Timberg

  05/2018    Loras College Honorary Doctorate

Cards and Posters:
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Featured Serigraphs and Giclées:

The Procession
Released September, 2007.  More...




  The Last Supper
Released April, 2009  More...










Released August, 2014  More...







  Psalm 67
Released October, 2015  More...








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