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Jon Swihart

Jon Swihart: A Portrait of Louis Zamperini (1917-2014)

John Seed | Posted 01.27.2015 | Arts
John Seed

In the Fall of 2013 Jon Swihart, a scrupulous and preternaturally patient artist who lives and works in Santa Monica, was commissioned to create an oil portrait of Zamperini.

John Seed's HuffPost Highlights 2010 (VIDEO)

John Seed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
John Seed

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PHOTOS: 6 Portraits, 6 Studio Visits: From Jon Swihart To Don Bachardy

John Seed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
John Seed

My series of slideshows on paintings and palettes continues this week with a focus on portraits, and the palettes and studio gear of the artist's who ...

Jon Swihart: Jean-Leon Gerome Is His Master

John Seed | Posted 01.26.2015 | Arts
John Seed

Just how did Swihart, a Californian born 50 years after Gerome's death, manage to choose such an iron-clad reactionary as his artistic role model? The answer begins with a tragedy.