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Artist of the moment….Albert Swinden

Albert Swinden was born in the year 1901 in Birmingham, England. Swinden was an abstract painter. Swinden also painted murals for the Federal Arts Project .  His family moved to Canada and then to the United States when he was still a youngster. Swinden attended the Art Institute of Chicago. He also attended the National Academy of Design located in New York City.

The artist also became a teacher at the New York Art Students League.

The artist married and the couple had a daughter named Alice Carter who went on to become a professional painter.

Swinden also produced a large mural for the 1939 World’s Fair that took place at New York City.

The artist had a fire in his studio in 1940s. Many works were destroyed by this fire.

The artist was not a good business person. He was unable to support himself solely from his art and earned a living working as a designer in the textile field.

Albert Swinden passed away in in 1961.

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