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Title supplied by cataloger.; Black in markings (upper center) are present on the original print. James Guilford Swinnerton (1875-1974) was an American cartoonist and landscape painter of Southwest deserts. While still a teenager, he began his career as a staff cartoonist at William Randolph Hearst's San Francisco Examiner. After having been diagnosed with tuberculosis in 1906, Swinnerton moved to Colton in Riverside County. He ended up staying in Southern California and eventually keeping a home there and another in Arizona; in the early 1940s, he lived at 1261 North Laurel Avenue in Los Angeles. From about 1920 to 1965, he painted desert scenes and kept a studio in the Coachella Valley near Palm Springs, where he died at age 98. Photograph caption dated December 13, 1932 reads, "This photo shows Mr. Swinnerton, originator of the cartoon character 'Little Jimmy' and one of the few artists who have caught the beauty of the desert on canvas. He was in the desert country 20 years recovering from illness and studied its colorings and spirit."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm. Photographic prints
00094507 HeraldÂ Examiner Collection HE box 88 CARL0005025446 http://184.108.40.206/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/29068
Swinnerton, Jimmy,--1875-1974 Artists--United States Cartoonists--United States Pipe smokers--California--Los Angeles Pipe smoking--California--Los Angeles Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs Herald-Examiner Collection photographs Portrait photographs