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James Swinnerton

 (1875 - 1974)
James Guilford (Jimmy) Swinnerton was active/lived in California.  James Swinnerton is known for desert landscape and Indian figure painting, cartoons.

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Artist Bulletins for James Guilford (Jimmy) Swinnerton

11 archived bulletin(s) below.    (Note:  Bulletins are no longer updatable as of 2015.)

Maude Parshall
Rena Williams (02/08/2012)
I am a great granddaughter of Maude Parshall. Would appreciate any information you may have of the family. My grandmother was Lourena Staples, sister of Gretchen Swinnerton.

Morman Country
Mary (04/07/2010)
I have in my possesion A Water Color signed by J. Swinnerton and is titled above his signature Morman Country. Does anyone know about this piece, it does not look like any other pieces I have seen by him. thank you, Mary

Desert painting question
John Lucas (04/13/2009)
Several years ago I bought a beautiful Swinnerton painting. He signed it "In a California Desert Canyon" with his name. It looks like it's not quite finished, some areas of the canvas are not painted. Wondering if anyone might be able to shed light on this piece and its value?

copyright information on Swinnerton
donna Poulton, Ph.D. (11/28/2008)
I am looking for any family members or copyright information on Jimmy Swinnerton.

Gretchen Parshall Swinnerton
Keith Drury (11/11/2008)
I have in my possession a painting of Agathla’s Needle signed by G. Parshall Swinnerton. It is a credible work and the technique is reminiscent of her husband’s. Notations on the back suggest that it had been sold through a gallery. Is it known that Mrs. Swinnerton was an accomplished artist in her own right? She was the daughter of William Staples and Maud Parshall. Is anyone aware of a family connection with artists Dewitt Parshall and his son, Douglass Ewell Parshall?

Alissa Anderson (03/08/2008)
I recently completed an appraisal on a number Swinnterton paintings. I'm happy to answer any questions about his work.

Salton Sea, Dos Palmas Oasis
Allan Seymour (05/12/2007)
Do you know of any paintings of the Salton Sea or the Dos Palmas Oasis by Jimmy Swinnerton?

james swinnerton
dennis (04/23/2007)
i have 3 james swinnerton prints desert cacti 1960 /desert horizion 1960/salton sea 1960 ant info would be great thank you

chalk little indian girl
Starry Cagle (02/05/2005)
I'm hoping the person that may now have the 10x14 chalk drawing of the little indian girl and her dog, it's one of the Canyon Kiddies. It is signed to Margo (my mother) by James Swinnerton. She sold it a few years back. I would really like to have a picture of it, as none exist in my family, and it's part of our history. As you can see by reading my other bulletin above, my Grandfather Carl Elbik and James were very good friends. My grandfather died in 1955, before I was born in 1956. and all the stories and ties are important to me. Thank-you Starry Cagle

desert cacti
Jefferson (02/05/2002)
Has this artist ever painted the desert cacti? And if so what would the value be for similar pieces? Thank you

J Swinnerton/Canyon Kiddies
Starry Cagle (10/19/2001)
My Grandfather Carl Elbik and Mr. Swinnerton were good friends during the 30's, and 40's. They both lived in the Southern California Desert area. The two of them, and Billy Krehm would often hang out together, and sometimes paint together. They would also bet each other to paint things that were not their style. I have one such painting , of hunting dogs coming down for a drink. My grandfather won the bet. Also James drew a chalk 10x14 drawing of a little Indian girl from the canyon kiddies for my mother when she was a little girl. It was signed; To Margo From James Swinnerton, which she sould a couple of years ago.

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