Clement Nye Swift

Clement Nye Swift (1846 – March 29, 1918) was an American player associated gone the Pont-Aven School and known for his paintings of nautical themes and of vivaciousness in Brittany and Massachusetts.

Swift was born in 1846 in Acushnet, Massachusetts to Rhodolphus Nye Swift and Sylvia Hathaway. As a child, he attended the Friends Academy in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. His early fascination was in painting animals, and he moved to France to psychiatry painting at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He then studied behind the artists Adolphe Yvon and Henri Harpignies.

After the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War in 1870, he moved to Brittany. He approved in the coastal town of Pont-Aven, where he united the artistic community known the Pont-Aven School. He lived there for ten years, and during this times he produced the majority of his paintings. Between 1872 and 1880, he exhibited his measure at the Paris Salon.

In 1881, Swift returned to Acushnet, Massachusetts, where he took going on writing, producing a series of stories and poems. He married his cousin Annie Amelia Swift on October 15, 1895. He died March 29, 1918 and is buried in Acushnet Cemetery.

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