Albert Sway (b.1917)



Albert Sway (b.1917).  Oil on canvas measures 24 x 30 inches; 32 x 38 inches in c.1960’s Heydenryk modernist carved wood frame. Verso image depicts female portrait. Signed upper left. Excellent condition with no restoration. Some very minor paint loss around edges. Some gentle horizontal wrinkling of canvas. 



Birth place: Cincinnati, OH

Addresses: Cincinnati, OH; NYC

Profession: Painter, illustrator, etcher, lithographer, cartoonist, teacher

Studied: Cincinnati Art Acad.; ASL

Exhibited: AIC, 1936, 1938; PAFA Ann., 1936; Corcoran Gal biennial, 1939; GGE, 1939; Paris Salon, 1937; Stockholm, Sweden, 1937-38; Soc. Indep. Artists, 1938; WFNY, 1939; SAE; LOC, 1943-45; Albright-Knox Art Gal., 1951; SAGA, 1951-on; Royal Soc. Painters, Etchers & Engravers, London, England, 1954; Am.-Japan Contemporary Print Exhib., Tokyo, 1967. Awards: first prize in graphics, Cincinnati Mus. Assn., 1939.

Member: Cincinnati Assn. Prof. Art; Cincinnati AC; SAE; SAGA

Work: MMA; NYPL; CI; Penn. State Univ.; Soc. New York Hospitals.

Comments: Contributor: cartoons in Saturday Review, New Yorker. Publications: illustrator, Lamb’s Sectional Histories of New York State,” Frank E. Richards; illustrator of filmstrips on New York State history produced by Our York State, NY, 1950-; medical illustrator, “A Syllabus for Health Visitors,” Navajo Tribal Council, Arizona, 1960; medical illustrator, “Respiratory Diseases,” Nat. Tuberculosis Assn., 1961; medical illustrator, “Hepatic Excretory Function” (ser. filmstrips), Am. Gastroenterol Assn., 1972; also medical illustrator in science journals. Teaching: instructor of drawing & painting, New York Hospital Lg., 1963-64.