Additional DetailsEd Trumble quotes Jack Swanson on his origins in this way, “I arrived in Carmel in 1949 with thirty dollars in my pocket, a dilapidated truck, and a lame horse named Amigo.” From these humble beginnings, Jack Swanson became a rancher who painted by night. A past Vice President of the CAA, Swanson’s studio has a horse stall so he can paint horses from life. “Ranchers are environmentalists,” Swanson told author Michale Duty. “I would like to leave an accurate firsthand picture of the cowboy of the forties and fifties, before the speculator and regulator moved in and the face of the West was forever changed.” He has.
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