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An example of work by Richard Sloan
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|The following biography, submitted May, 2000, is from the artist |
Born: 1935 Chicago, IL USA
Studio: 1623 SW Pineland Way
Palm City, FL 34990
Subject: Animals, People, Landscapes of World's Rainforests
by many to be America's "Dean of Rainforest Painters," Richard Sloan
was born in Chicago, Illinois, where he attended the American Academy
of Art. He worked as an advertising illustrator before joining
Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo as a staff artist.
After a 1966
sell-out one-man exhibit at the Abercrombie & Fitch Gallery in
Chicago, Sloan left Lincoln Park to embark upon a lifetime of capturing
images of the world's rainforest in paint.
Since his first
trip to British Guiana (now Guyana) in 1969, he has made sixteen
expeditions to Guatemala, Trinidad, Tobago, Belize, Mexico's Yucatan
Penisula, the Amazon Basin and the Peruvian Andes.
paintings, resulting from years of intense research, have been
exhibited at The National Geographic Society's Explorers Hall, The
American Museum of Natural History, The California Academy of Sciences,
The Carnegie Museum, The Royal Scottish Academy and other museums and
galleries throughout the United States. His work has been featured in
Reader's Digest, Wildlife Art, US Art, National Wildlife, International
Wildlife Magazines, and many other natural history publications.
1979, his work has been included in over twenty Leigh Yawkey Woodson
Art Museum Birds In Art exhibitions. In 1994, the museum conferred upon
Sloan the award of Master Wildlife Artist, the highest honor given to a
contemporary animal painter.
Sloan's works are included in the
permanent collections of The Smithsonian Institution, The Leigh Yawkey
Woodson Art Museum, The Illinois State Museum, The Denver Museum of
Natural History, and private collections throughout the United States,
Canada, Europe, South America, Japan, and the United Arab Emirates.
has executed commissions for the World Wildlife Fund, including First
Day cover and postage stamp designs for Trinidad, Tobago, Guatemala,
The Philippines, and the Falkland Islands.
In late spring of 1998, the University of Arizona Press published The Raptors of Arizona, a 220 page volume on the birds of prey of the southwest, featuring forty-two of Sloan's paintings.
Richard Sloan's work appears in many books, including Wildlife Art - More Paintings of the Modern Masters, and Best of Wildlife Art, volumes one & two. He is an avid SCUBA diver and underwater video grapher, and lives in Palm City, FL.
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum / Wausau,WI
Smithsonian Institution / Washington, D.C.
Denver Museum Of Natural History
Illinois State Museum / Springfield, IL
Arizona Wildlife Foundation / Mesa, AZ
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