Daniel Anthony-Ignatius Swanger

                            2004-2016 at Chattanooga Market


WORKING STUDIO 2007 Merlin Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37421-2600 at rear of front drive, art commissions and viewing by request, letter, phone or in person

SAATCHI ART gallery online since 2012:    world's leading online gallery, shipping internationally included:   www.saatchiart.com/danswanger;

ASSOCIATION FOR VISUAL ARTS (AVA) GALLERY, 30 Frazier Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37405 1997--present, member and other exhibits:  www.avartists.org

WILDWOMAN'S, 210 S. Water Street, Sparta, Wisconsin (SW central WI, NW of Chicago between WI Dells and LaCrosse) 54656:    selection owned, curated by Ms Patricia Barnes:   www.wildwomanclothing.com


Through my art as Performance Art, July 14, 1982, I was crowned with laurels Imperator Occident and later upon my mother of Archducal Silesia became Majesty as Archducal with Emperador, Erzherzog by descent. My art is creative rather than destructive. But my walk as infantry in January 1976 and my recent house (Charming Chateau) siege seemed military; my memoirs are being published now (2017).
To draw and paint this well one must practice every day, "Nulla Dies Sine Linea," and I always make preparatory drawings for paintings. I've lived in New York, Chicago, now near Atlanta with artdealer near Los Angeles. The Classical tradition shows my work as a copy as original as Roman even to my universal church. 
 My interest in Classicism began when, at age 16, I traveled with my school district to Paris, France, with excursions to northern France, and told my art teacher James F. Walker that I felt I'd never seen art until I saw the Greek art in the Louvre--join the gang! he said. I went on pilgrimage Grand Tours and other domestic travels. I began with pastiches and have painted mostly classical mythology. For a time I did photographic realism and now I paint in a looser technique since 2016.  For about a score of years each I had various artdealers, including Chattanooga Market through my company Fine Art & Portraits.  My art is original as copy as Roman art; I do paintings but most appreciate statuary.


     Born 1954, Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1982, with curating as cooperative education intern at city's largest ethnic museum, Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, Chicago; Instructor, painting and continuing painting, Chicago City Colleges, Richard J. Daley College; suburban Mt Prospect, IL Park District and Balzekas Museum children's art classes with visiting artists; worked in  commercial art as Supervisor of Art Dept., Goldblatt's local 46-store retail giant, State Street, Chicago; with advertising agency Robt. W. Billings & Associates, Chicago, IL, incl Richmont Hotel and McCormick Place accounts; junior executive, senior clerk, expediting dept, Ebasco, Wall Street financial district, NY NY with annual, monthly and weekly reports; other commercial art and executive occupations.

      Invitationally represented by Cooper-Seeman Fine Art Consultants, NY NY 1988-1996 incl annual print-drawing exhibits; other dealers or exhibits in Tennessee include strategic Aquarium Plaza area Mosaic Gallery; exclusive representation by Artful Eye Gallery; Raintree Fine Arts Gallery; exclusive Linda Woodall Fine Arts; top local blue-chip venue The Gallery at Loveman's; also Willoughby Tower Gallery, 6 S Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois (soldout show); Wisconsin, Florida, New York, California, Wyoming, Washington, Georgia, and invitational Noriguchi City, Japan exhibits, with Frankfurt, Germany collection and mailart to Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; received local Arts Build individual artist grant, IL Arts Council museum curating grant, and Chicago Community Trust creativity seminar grants; exhibited with Postmodernist-realists James McNeill Mesple', James Earl Disrud, Daud Akhriev, Alex Losa, and others; 300+ corporate, public and private collections incl Chicago archdiocese, Orlando, LaCrosse and Knoxville dioceses; Joseph Johnson Clinic, Chattanooga corporate collection; 300+ exhibitions since 1969.

A Treasured Keepsake of Art: Classical Sonnets, Verse, and Essays  published 2010 by Strategic Book Group, Durham, Connecticut, available at www.amazon.com; www.barnesandnoble.com; Star Line Books, Market St., Chattanooga, TN; bookshelf at gift shop at St Stephen's Catholic Church, Lee Hwy; Booth K-13 at Chattanooga Market at First TN Pavilion, Chattanooga; Downtown Library and Eastgate Public Library, Chattanooga, TN; Wildwoman's, Sparta, WI; Morrison, TN Public Library; previously Winder Binder, Chattanooga, TN and Hunter Museum of American Art giftshop (soldout), Chattanooga, TN. New book as short memoirs to publisher available within a year by 2018, SBPRA self-published in edition and marketed online and locally A LIFE OF REGALITY, 2017.


2017 Brainerd Farmers' Market, Chattanooga, TN; Art120--Painted Story Children's Gallery, Bethlehem Community Center traveling yearlong exhibit with auction.

2016 Two major paintings donated to UK consulate, Atlanta; All-Member Salon show, AVA Gallery, Chattanooga; Joseph Campbell Mythological Round Table multi-media presentation on Myth+Art in A TREASURED KEEPSAKE OF ART, Grace Episcopal Church, Chattanooga, TN; Chattanooga Work Space and Track 29 HullaBOWLoo Chattanooga Food Bank exhibitions; unveiled 3 commissioned framed oils, One in Christ Fellowship, East Ridge, TN;

2015  Regional Art Alliance, DVD and 2-CD-rom retrospective presentation, East Ridge, TN; AVA All-Member Salon Show, AVA Gallery, Chattanooga, TN; Holiday Market, Chattanooga Trade and Convention Center;

2014 "Faces Unmasked," charity benefit, Hart Gallery, also in Southside Stroll and Church on Main auction soiree, Chattanooga, TN; Regional Art Alliance painting retrospective DVD presentation, E. Ridge, TN; Elevation, River Street at Coolidge Park, Chattanooga, TN;

2013 AVA Juried Member Exhibit, June, The Emporium, Knoxville, TN, in exchange by AVA and the Arts and Culture Alliance of Knoxville; AVA All-Member Salon Show; Christ United Methodist Church 2-person hall exhibition with Peter Ewing, curated by Michael Holsomback, 2013; Regional Art Alliance invitational presentation;

2012 Charles Saatchi, London U.K. (now Los Angeles) website www.saatchiart.com/danswanger, continuing; AVA All-Member Juried Exhibition, Prof. Paul Lee, juror, December, Chattanooga, TN; Portrait Workshop Seminar, Red Bank, TN, through Regional Art Alliance, East Ridge, TN; AVA Reel Stories DVD artist bio documentary, funded TN Arts Commission, AVA and Nat'l Endowment for the Arts, through Chattanooga Center for Creative Arts;

2011 "The Art of Portraits" 4-person exhibit, Mosaic Gallery, Chattanooga, TN; Honorable Mention cash prize, poster contest for 10 year anniversary of Chattanooga Market; Portrait and Paint Techniques presentation, Regional Art Alliance, East Ridge, TN;

2010 "Millennial Classicism," solo show, Mosaic Gallery, Chattanooga, TN; "Architectural Landscapes," solo show, My Color Image gallery, Chattanooga, TN;

2009 "Interior/Exterior" group show, "Spring Works" group show, "Energy" group show, Artful Eye Gallery, Chattanooga, TN;

2008 "Represent Chattanooga," group show, Artful Eye Gallery, Chattanooga, TN; solo show, Westside Gallery, Lookout Mt, Tiftonia, GA;

2007 1st prize, also Best in Show, Jr Achievement auctions, Hamilton Place, Chattanooga, TN; Classical art, The Gallery at Loveman's, atrium mostly solo show, Chat., TN; "Summer Show," Fathom Gallery (now Mosaic Gallery), 3-person show, Chat., TN also in Gallery Hop;

2006 1st prize, Jr Achievement auctions, Hamilton Place, Chat., TN; "The Inspiration of Rome," solo show, Fine Art, Antiques & Collectables, Chat., TN; Unitarian Church solo show, also 2004 and 2000, Chat., TN;  "Raintree: The Gathering," Raintree Fine Arts Gallery, also 2004, Chat., TN; Chair Affair, Why kNOw Teen Awareness, Loose Cannon Gallery, Chat., TN, 2006-2008; Inaugural exhibit, Heritage House Arts and Civic Center dedication, Heritage Park, Chat., TN;

2005  Allied Arts of Greater Chattanooga (Arts Build) individual artist grant; 2nd prize, Jr Achievement auctions, Hamilton Place, Chat., TN; Inaugural invitational solo exhibit, North River Civic Center, Hixson, TN; Juried into AVA exhibition "Progress" on 21st Century Waterfront renewal, with "Chattanooga Progress Polyptych;"

2004 Salon Show, Linda Woodall Fine Arts, Ooltewah, TN; FINE ART & PORTRAITS begins exhibiting at Chattanooga Market annually;

1998 Founded company FINE ART & PORTRAITS, exhibiting at artfairs at Austin-Palmer Gallery, Tennessee Riverpark, HubFest, and later Chattanooga Market;

1996-continuing, Wildwoman's, Wilton, now Sparta, Wisconsin; studio sale as part of estate auction at Pine Grove, Ontario, WI; Association for Visual Arts (AVA) Gallery arts collective juried and non-juried member shows & corporate art loans, continuing, Chat., TN;

1990-1996, Biennial exhibits, Ontario, Wisc. solo shows at Public Library and Municipal Bldg incl Drawing Retrospective, 1966-1996;

1989 Juried into solo exhibit, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago;

1988--1996 Invitational representation by Cooper-Seeman art consultants, incl annual Print-Drawing Exhibits, NY NY;

1982, 1980s Graduate Fellowship Exhibition, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; scholarships incl Nat'l Merit, partial full tuition, endowment Van de Grift scholarship; Guest lecturer, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, video art, 1983; Willoughby Tower Gallery, Michigan Ave, group and solo shows, Chicago, IL (soldout show); Postmodern group show, Body Politic Theater Gallery, Chicago, IL; Illinois Arts Council grant for curating at Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, Chicago: "Junior Museum" permanent display, "Lithuania; Reflections in Time" historical prints co-curated with map archivist; 20th century Lithuanian paintings from permanent collection temporary exhibition; press releases, public relations and reception coordination, also statuary bas-relief restoration; Chicago Community Trust grant for creativity seminars, artistic media sensory creation, IL Library for the Blind and Handicapped and paper marbleisation, Henry Horner Homes, Chicago;

1977, 1970s Faculty Award cash prize, Northern Illinois Univ Gallery 200 Student Biennale; Honorable Mention, NIU Neptune Dormitory student exhibition; other exhibits incl Child Prodigy retrospective exhibit, Humanities Center, Elk Grove High School, Elk Grove Village, Illinois 1971; voted Most Creative in graduating class, 1972; solo show, drawings, The Book Nook, Mt Prospect, IL 1969.


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