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vintage CALIFORNIA desert plein air oil painting signed JAMES SWINNERTON Deer Canyon

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CALIFORNIA DESERT plein air oil painting signed JAMES SWINNERTON Deer Canyon

painting is 12" x 16"
frame is 19 1/4" x 23"

Original oil sketch on board by California artist James Swinnerton, the “Dean of Desert Painters”, faintly signed in pen in the lower right and titled something like "…. In California, Deer Canyon. Excellent condition. Other Swinnerton paintings that I have owned before have also had the same type of faint signature, almst as if it had been removed or faded out.

$16 S/I in the U.S., more abroad.



James Guilford Swinnerton (1875 - 1974). Painter, illustrator, cartoonist. James Swinnerton was born in Eureka, CA on Nov. 13, 1875. Swinnerton was raised in Santa Clara and began his art studies at the San Francisco School of Design under Emil Carlsen. At 17 he was employed as a cartoonist for the San Francisco Examiner and then moved to NYC where he continued as a cartoonist for Hearst newspapers. James Swinnerton became famous for such cartoons as "Little Jimmy," "Canyon Kiddies," and "Little Tiger." Sick with tuberculosis, in 1903 he moved to Palm Springs, CA to recuperate. The desert restored his health and inspired him to become a landscape painter. His early works were often signed with a large red "S." His best works were produced in the 1920s. Swinnerton maintained a home in Palo Alto while traveling throughout the Southwest painting desert scenes. He made frequent trips to the Navajo country where Swinnerton Arch in Monument Valley is named for him. James Swinnerton died in Palm Springs on Sept. 5, 1974. Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-194
CALIFORNIA DESERT plein air oil painting signed JAMES SWINNERTON Deer Canyon

painting is 12" x 16"
frame is 19 1/4" x 23"

Original oil sketch on board by California artist James Swinnerton, the “Dean of Desert Painters”, faintly signed in pen in the lower right and titled something like "…. In California, Deer Canyon. Excellent condition. Other Swinnerton paintings that I have owned before have also had the same type of faint signature, almst as if it had been removed or faded out.

$16 S/I in the U.S., more abroad.



James Guilford Swinnerton (1875 - 1974). Painter, illustrator, cartoonist. James Swinnerton was born in Eureka, CA on Nov. 13, 1875. Swinnerton was raised in Santa Clara and began his art studies at the San Francisco School of Design under Emil Carlsen. At 17 he was employed as a cartoonist for the San Francisco Examiner and then moved to NYC where he continued as a cartoonist for Hearst newspapers. James Swinnerton became famous for such cartoons as "Little Jimmy," "Canyon Kiddies," and "Little Tiger." Sick with tuberculosis, in 1903 he moved to Palm Springs, CA to recuperate. The desert restored his health and inspired him to become a landscape painter. His early works were often signed with a large red "S." His best works were produced in the 1920s. Swinnerton maintained a home in Palo Alto while traveling throughout the Southwest painting desert scenes. He made frequent trips to the Navajo country where Swinnerton Arch in Monument Valley is named for him. James Swinnerton died in Palm Springs on Sept. 5, 1974. Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-194

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  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: paint, oil, canvas
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