Derald Thomas Swineford

Derald Thomas Swineford

Rose Hill Cemetery Tour 2008

Derald Thomas Swineford

March 10, 1908-October 23, 1990

 

Derald Thomas Swineford was born March 10, 1908 in Enid, Oklahoma and died Oct. 23, 1990 in Chickasha. Derald earned a bachelor's degree in painting and sculpture and a master's degree in fine arts from the University of Oklahoma. He married Mary Good on Dec. 25, 1938 in Norman. He began his career in art education by serving in administrative positions at schools in Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas. Following a stint in the Air Force during World War II, Derald became the head of the art department at USAO. He was serving as professor emeritus at the time of his death. The artist was recognized in numerous art shows and magazines, and in 1970, he was named Teacher of the Year. Some of his best-known works include murals located in Norman, Enid and Chickasha.

(photographer: Jeremy Macy)