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Daniel Anthony-Ignatius Swanger, American artist. Grantee Illinois Arts. Council, Chicago Community Trust, 1981-1982, Allied Arts of Greater Chattanooga, 2005; finalist Inverness, Illinois altarpiece competition, 1991; recipient faculty award Northern Illinois University Student Biennial, 1977, 2nd prize Hamilton Place Auction, Chattanooga, 2005, 1st prize Junior Achievement, 2006, 07.


Swanger, Daniel Anthony-Ignatius was born on August 10, 1954 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States. Son of Harry LaVerne Swanger and Elisabeth Patermann.


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, School of the Art Institute, Chicago, 1982. Student, University Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, 1972—1973. Student, Harper Junior College, Palatine, Illinois, 1974—1975.

Student, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, 1976—1977.


Instructor Richard J. Daley College, Chicago, 1981-1982. Guest lecturer School Art Institute Chicago, 1982. Curator children's exhibit, co-curator Lithuania: Reflections in Time, Balzekas Museum Lithuanian Culture, Chicago, 1981-1982, children's museum exhibit and junior arts program.


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  • Other Work

    • One man shows include Book Nook, Mount Prospect, Illinois, 1969, Humanities Center, Elk Grove High School, Illinois, 1971, Bird of Paradise, Chicago, 1983-1989, Ontario Library., Wisconsin, 1990-1996, Unitarian Church, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 2000, 04, 06, Barnes and Noble, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 2001, Raintree Gallery, Chattanooga, 2006. Exhibited in group shows at Gallery 200, DeKalb, Illinois, 1976, Neptune Hall, Northern Illinois University, 1976, North Wing Sculpture Gallery, School Art Institute Chicago, 1981, Randolph St. Gallery, Chicago, 1980-1981, West Hubbard Gallery, Chicago, 1981, Body Politic Theater Gallery, Chicago, 1982, The Magic Show, Santa Barbara, California, 1982, Columbus Doctor Gallery, School Art Institute Chicago, 1982, Excalibur, Chicago, 1988, Postal Workers' Union, Caspar, Wyoming, 1989, Brick City Center for the Arts, Ocala, Florida, 1997, Cooper Seeman Fine Art, New York City, 1988-1993 (now Laurie Seeman Fine Art), Willoughby Tower gallery, Chicago, 1980-1981, Association Visual Artists Member Exhibits, Chattanooga, since 1997, Austin-Palmer Galleries, Chattanooga, 1998-2004, Invitational Mail and Book Art Exhibit, Noriguchi City, Japan, 1984, Mail Art, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 1985, Decalomania Gallery, Chicago, 1980, numerous others.

      Mural Euterpe, Muse of Lyric Poetry installed Elk Grove High School, 1972, Episcopal Foundation, University Illinois, Champaign, 1973, North Wing Sculpture Gallery, School of Art Institute Chicago, 1981, numerous others. Represented in permenant collections St. Mary of the Lake, Chicago, St. Joseph's Church, Kendall, Wisconsin, Our Lady of the Springs, Ocala, Florida, Sons of the Revolution, Fraunces Tavern Museum, New York City and Independence, Missouri, others. Author: Classical Sonnets with Lyric Poems, 1971-1997, Postmodern Essays on Art, Religion and Society, 1981-2002.

      Continuing art dealers include Linda Woodall Fine Arts, Ooltewah, Tenn, since 2004, Association for Visual Artists, 1997^, Wildwoman's Golden Ceiling, Wilton, Wisconsin, since 1996, Raintree Fine Arts Gallery, Chattanooga, since 2003, Chattanooga Market, since 2004, Fine Art, Antiques and Collectibles, Chattanooga, since 2006.


Member Hunter Museum (Chattanooga), World Apostle of Fatima (Washington, New Jersey).


  • Other Interests

    Writing, classical music, French and German languages.


Harry LaVerne Swanger

Elisabeth Patermann