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Paul Sweany

male 1927-2009
Life city:
Indianapolis, IN
Work city:
Indianapolis, IN
Teachers:
David Rubins
Harry Davis
Robert Weaver
Styles:
Flowers
Landscapes
Lithographs
Paintings
Prints
Still Lifes
Watercolors
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Paul J Sweany was born in Indianapolis, IN, in 1927 and was a multi talented individual of rare proportions. He received his B.F.A. from John Herron School of Art in 1951. Paul was a prolific artist, best known for his watercolor paintings. His career included over 75 solo exhibitions, over 200 awards, and artwork in private collections the world over. He was an enthusiastic instructor, and taught art and art history at Orchard Country Day School, Park Tudor, John Herron School of Art, Marian College, the Indianapolis Arts Center and the Waldron (Bloomington). The IAC held a lifetime multi-media retrospective of Paul’s artwork in 2001, which included watercolors, oils, ceramics, enamel jewelry, intaglio, lithography, pen & ink, pencil, dry brush ink, silkscreen, photography and a book of his poetry. A great part of Paul’s legacy is to leave behind more beauty in the world than when he entered into it.

Paul spent many summers leading art history students on tours throughout Europe, enthusiastically sharing his love and knowledge for the Italian Renaissance, as well as all things Italian. Although he spent many summers traveling abroad as an instructor, he most enjoyed the later trips he took with his artistic partner and wife, Margaret Sweany. Together they explored their mutual appreciation of art, architecture and breathtaking European landscapes.

Paul was an avid nature lover and environmentalist, as was evident in his artwork and lifelong hobbies of raising orchids and bird watching. He saw beauty in even the most subtle and overlooked details which were depicted exquisitely in his intricate watercolor paintings. This legendary Indiana artist was a true ‘Renaissance’ man. Paul Sweany passed away July 13, 2009.

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