In the Studio with
  John August Swanson:

Entry into the City, 2011, a work in progress

 (Now Available as a limited-edition, fine art print)


Based on one of his largest paintings, ENTRY INTO THE CITY, 1990, owned by Notre Dame University, Indiana, and featured in Life Magazine’s December, 1994 issue, “Solving the Mystery of Jesus…”, John August Swanson is revisiting his Palm Sunday entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem.

John August Swanson at work in the studio


Thousands march, watch, wave banners, and hold their palm branches in hope. They focus their attention on Jesus. The people lay their cloaks and rugs before Him. With love and dignity, He rides a donkey through the crowds, as the sky shines with a golden glow, while storm clouds look down with anger, foreshadowing, The Passion.

John August Swanson at work in the studio

This new three-foot by four-foot multi-media re-imagining of the 1990 acrylic features additional figures and details, and brighter, more vibrant, color. The new painting, begun in August, 2011 and completed in January, 2012, is in the collection of The Cathedral of Our Lady of The Angels, and will be featured in their 2012 display of John August Swanson artwork.
Limited-edition, fine art, giclee reproductions are available stretched and framed for $1,600.
For more information, please contact the
John August Swanson Studio by e-mail,
or phone (310-649-1210).
Entry into the City, 2011, a work in progress




 Image Documentation 

Dimensions: 36" x 48"

Paper: Canvas

Media: Giclee Fine Art Print 


 "I wanted to convey my feelings from being in marches for peace and justice. This scene has been repeated countless times in the lives of heroic and selfless leaders who have fought for love, peace, and social justice. It is relived in the lives of Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi, Oscar Romero, and Cesar Chavez."

--John August Swanson












John August Swanson October 2000

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