Art Brokerage: Albert Swayhoover American Artist: b. 1931-2017. Albert Swayhoover was born in New York City. He studied art at New York College at Farmingdale and at the School of Visual Arts, dividing his time between painting and a successful career in advertising. The demand for his canvases increased steadily and, in 1966, he left advertising to devote himself totally to painting. " I am a self taught painter. I did not want to be influenced by other artists. This I believe is the only way to achieve successes in the art world today. You must develop a distinct style and stick to it." For 40 years, Albert Swayhoover has been creating paintings intended to capture the total experience of nature with a focus on achieving superb technique and unique textural imagery. Swayhoover is committed to using the painting knife. Forsaking the traditional brushes, and using only a series of knives, his goal is to breathe life into delicate beach grasses as well as fierce storm clouds. He also strives for beautifully structured composition with subtle shifts of color and modulating of impastos to create an immediate environmental experience on canvas. Listings wanted.