September 17, 04:16 PM GMT
30,000 - 50,000 USD
1894 - 1978
PORTRAIT OF RICHARD SLOAN
signed Norman/Rockwell (lower right)
oil on canvas
17 by 13 inches
(43.2 by 33 cm)
Painted in 1973.
Richard Sloan (the sitter; gift from the above)
By descent to the present owner
Laurie Norton Moffatt, Norman Rockwell: A Definitive Catalogue, vol. II, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, 1986, no. P156, p. 1018
Known by many as America's "Dean of Rainforest Painters," Richard Sloan was born in 1935 and received his early training at Chicago's American Academy of Art. He served as a staff artist for Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo, where he developed his affinity for and appreciate of birds. Following a 1966 sell-out exhibition at the Abercrombie & Fitch Gallery, Sloan traveled to British Guiana to garner inspiration. He would travel extensively for the remainder of his life and is regarded as the first North American wildlife artist to begin documenting endangered, tropical wildlife and habitats. Sloan's work can be found in the permanent collections of various institutions, including The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., The Leigh Yakwey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin and The Denver Museum of Natural History, Denver, Colorado, among others.