Ray Swanson

Artist Bio

Ray Swanson was born in rural South Dakota and educated in a one-room schoolhouse. After his father passed away, the family moved to California where Swanson studied drafting and aeronautical engineering and became a civil engineer. When he inherited a box of paints from his grandfather, Swanson began to paint farm subjects as a hobby. The budding artist fell for the Native Americans of Arizona: the Navajo, Hopi, Zuni, and Apache, and saw that their way of life would make an excellent subject for a professional painter.

Artwork to be Showcased

San Carlos Dancer

San Carlos Dancer

Oil on canvas
24 x 18 inches
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 8,000
Sold For: $ 16,380.00
Shonto Springtime

Shonto Springtime

Oil on canvas
28 x 16 inches
Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000
Sold For: $ 11,700.00
Navajo Stories

Navajo Stories

Oil on canvas
30 x 40 inches
Estimate: $ 8,000 - $ 12,000
Sold For: $ 9,360.00