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Jack Swanson | Life and Times of a Western Artist
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One of the early members of the Cowboy Artists of America, Swanson is considered the premier artist of the California vaquero and the horse & cow culture of the Pacific Slope region of the West. The 240 page book is lavishly illustrated with Swanson's artwork & more than 100 paintings, drawings and bronzes along with stories and personal photographs. His is a captivating story of a western original, a man who would rather be horseback than anything else.
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One of the early members of the Cowboy Artists of America, Swanson is considered the premier artist of the California vaquero and the horse & cow culture of the Pacific Slope region of the West. The 240 page book is lavishly illustrated with Swanson's artwork & more than 100 paintings, drawings and bronzes along with stories and personal photographs. His is a captivating story of a western original, a man who would rather be horseback than anything else.

"Follow your dreams, forget about the crowd. You will never regret it." So wrote Jack on the introduction page, as he summed up his philosophy on life. The new work, with exquisite graphics and captivating text, clearly illustrates that Jack lived that philosophy. The talented artist of western and vaquero themed paintings and sculptures now has the title of "author" to add to his list of accomplishments, and a beautiful, coffee table style, case bound book, with dust jacket, to show for his efforts. A decades long project, Jack, with help from his charming wife and soul mate Sally, recently completed this gorgeous lithographic testament to his unerring skill for combining authentic vaquero realism with stunning treatments of color and light, to create images that put the viewer in the scene, stirring a myriad of emotions and a longing to see more.

Details:

  • Written by Jack Swanson
  • Case Bound
  • Dust Cover
  • 240 Pages
  • Includes more than 100 paintings, drawings and bronzes
  • 13.5 X 10.5 inches
  • 3lb 10.7oz
  • Printed by Casey Printing

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