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Richard Sloan

Considered North America's "Dean Of Rain Forest Painters", Richard Sloan was born in Chicago, IL where he attended the American Academy of Art. He then worked as an advertising illustrator before joining Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo as staff artist. After a 1966 sell-out solo Exhibition at Chicago’s Abercrombie & Fitch Gallery, Sloan left Lincoln Park to embark upon a lifetime of capturing images of the world's rainforests in paint. Since his first trip to British Guiana (Guyana) in 1969, he has made sixteen expeditions to the Amazon Basin, the Peruvian Andes, Guatemala, Trinidad, Tobago, Belize and Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Additional Biographical Information.

It is with great sadness that we note the death of Richard Sloan in 2007. Please see the Science Art Exhibit dedication.





Preferred species:
birds of the tropics
Preferred geographic region:
Central and South America; Southeast Asia
Preferred use of earlier or new work:

See also:
electronic media:

selected published images:

International Wildlife / July-August 1986 / Artist of the Ancient Forest
U.S.Art / March 1989 / Cover
Wildlife Art News / Nov.- Dec. 1991 /From Hawks To Hornbills And Back Again - The Art ...of Richard Sloan
Informart / Sept. - Oct. 1993 / Raptors...Forests...Ruins / The World of Richard Sloan Additional Bibliographic Information.