Art Brokerage: Gary Swanson American Artist: b. 1941-2010. Gary Swanson chronicled the wild kingdom since he was a boy. Today his masterful images are sought after by connoisseurs of wildlife art worldwide. Indeed, to view these paintings is to behold art that comes alive before your eyes. Gary Robert Swanson was born and raised on a small farm just south of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The Swanson family migrated to Southern California in the mid 50's, and it was there that Gary began his career with the wild creatures of the world. He worked as a taxidermist, museum curator, conservationist and finally as an artist of fine art, prints and posters. Gary Swanson received many honors and awards. He has received Gold Medals, Judges awards, Best of Show and many more. In 1993 he was named "Legend Of Wildlife Art" by leading wildlife conservation organization. Gary's time honored method of oil painting on linen canvas with a technique mastered over years of study, have brought collectors from the world over to Gary's exhibition and show of his art, prints and posters.