BRINGING STORIES TO LIFE THROUGH ART
JOHN AUGUST SWANSON painted in oil, watercolor, acrylic and mixed media, and was 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 addressed human values, cultural roots, and the 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 depicted everyday life, city and country walks, visits to the library, the train station or the schoolroom. His parables optimistically embrace life and spiritual transformation. More