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Title supplied by cataloger.; Photograph was edited for publication purposes.; Photograph also used for article dated August 4, 1959. 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 April 13, 1934 reads, "Here is Swinnerton, whose 'Little Johnny' comic strip appears in The Evening Herald and Express. The exhibit is at the Biltmore Hotel."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm. Photographic prints
00094508 HeraldÂ Examiner Collection HE box 88 CARL0005025445 http://188.8.131.52/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/29064
Swinnerton, Jimmy,--1875-1974 Millennium Biltmore Hotel (Los Angeles, Calif.) Artists--United States Cartoonists--United States Deserts in art Hotels--California--Los Angeles Art--California--Los Angeles--Exhibitions Landscape paintings Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs Herald-Examiner Collection photographs Portrait photographs