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Sandra Swan

Sandra Swan was born in Bronxville, NY, September 30, 1934 and grew up in Greenwich, CT. She studied drawing with Howard Trafton of the Art Students League in New York and etching with Carlus Dryer a the Silvermine School of Art in New Canaan, CT. She moved to Block Island in 1960 and became a year-round resident. She is currently making wood cuts of Block Island subjects. She now lives on Block Island from October to June and spends Summers at her home and studio on Rutherford Avenue in Charlestown, MA.

Permanent Public Art Collections

  • Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA - Liberty Bell Warehouse Building, wood collage
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA - Wynona Mulcaster's Horse, woodcut / Lifeboat, woodcut
  • Art of Phillip Moris, NY - Block Island Swamp - Trees, ink drawing
  • Fidelity Management Trust Co., Boston, MA - Yankee, woodcut / Heifer, woodcut / Lifeboat, woodcut / Barge 300, woodcut

Special Exhibits

  • Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT - 1968
  • Hurlburt Gallery, Greenwich, CT - 1975
  • University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA - 1976
  • John Hancock Building, Boston, MA - 1978
  • Boston City Hall, Boston, MA - 1980
  • Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, CT - 1981, 1986
  • Art Expo, Chicago, IL - 1985
  • Warwick Art Museum, Warwick, RI - 1989
  • Contemporary Printmaker Exhibition, Wakefield, RI - 1994
  • Charlestown Navy Yard Annual Exhibit, Boston, MA - 1984-99
  • 2002 Northeast Printmakers Biennial, Boston, MA 2002

Awards

  • Ingram Merrill Foundation Award - 1973
  • Blanch E. Coleman Awards - 1983
  • Massachusetts Artist's Fellowship - 1984
Current Galleries

Jessie Edwards Studio, Block Island, RI