Eric Sloane (1905-1985) American
Signed (l.r.) Sloane
Oil on masonite
18 3/4″ x 24 1/2″
21 1/2″ x 27 1/4″ framed
Excellent condition, contemporary frame.
Dawn by the Warren, Connecticut artist Eric Sloane has much in common with contemporary Ogden Pleissner’s sporting pictures. Both Sloane and Pleissner were born in New York in 1905 and they died within two years of one another. Sloane outlived Pleissner by two years and passed away in 1985. Both artists celebrated the natural beauty of the United States.
Born Everard Jean Hinrichs, Everard anglicized his name to Eric and adopted the surname Sloane from his teacher and mentor at the Art Students’ League, John Sloan. Sloane began his career as a sign painter. It allowed him to travel throughout the Northeast where he began his life-long love affair with the New England, as well as New Mexico where he experienced the Taos art colony’s full flowering in the 1920’s under the patronage of Mabel Dodge.
Dawn is an evocative, poetic painting. One can picture Sloane sitting patiently on the shores of the marshes armed with only brushes and his easel waiting for that perfect moment; the dawn of a new day and the southern migration of geese silhouetted against that beautiful early bluish light.
Item ID: WoA-AMP-OM 001W