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Considered to be North America's "Dean Of Rainforest Painters", Richard Sloan was born in Chicago, Illinois where he attended the America Academy Of Art. He then worked as an advertising illustrator before joining Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo as staff artist.

After a 1966 sellout solo exhibition at the Abercrombie & Fitch Gallery in Chicago, Sloan left Lincoln Park to embark upon a lifetime of capturing the World's Rainforests in paint. He was the first Wildlife Artist in North America to turn all his efforts as a painter to documenting exotic animals of the world's tropics.
Since his first trip to British Guiana ( Guyana ) in 1969 he has made seventeen expeditions to the Amazon Basin, the Peruvian Andes, Guatemala, Trinidad and Tobago, Belize, Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula and Thailand.

His paintings have been exhibited at The National Geographic Society's Explorers Hall The American Museum Of Natural History, The Carnegie Museum, The Gilcrease Museum, The Royal Scottish Academy and numerous other Museums and galleries.

Since 1979 his work has been included in twenty-five Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum Birds In Art exhibitions and in 1994 the Museum conferred upon Sloan the honor of Master Wildlife Artist. In March 2002 at the invitational, juried exhibition Impressions Of Bonnet House in Ft. Lauderdale, FL where he was given the Peoples Choice Award.

His 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, The North Carolina Museum Of Natural Sciences and private collections throughout the world.

He has been commissioned by The World Wildlife Fund to design Postage Stamps and First Day Covers for Trinidad, Tobago, Guatemala, The Philippines and The Falkland Islands. In the 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 42 Sloan paintings. In recognition of this work, in August, 2003 he was inducted into The Arizona Outdoor Hall Of Fame.

Support for Conservation:
Special Achievements:
  • 2003 - Arizona Outdoor Hall Of Fame
    For "The Raptors Of Arizona"
  • 1998 - Award Of Excellence / Society Of Animal Artists
    For "The Wild Bunch"

  • 1994 - Master Wildlife Artist / The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

  • 1990 - Award Of Excellence / Society Of Animal Artists
    For "Amazon Backwater"
  • 2005 - Art Institute of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
    Burrowing Owls at sunrise
  • 1993 - Arizona Wildlife Foundation
    42 Original Paintings for "The Raptors Of Arizona"
  • 1992 - Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
    Original Painting "Triple Threat"
  • 1968 - Smithsonian Institution
    "Eastern Bluebirds"
  • The Best Of Wildlife Art 2 (1999)
    3 Illustrations - 
    Author: Rachel Rubin Wolf
    Published by: North Light Books
  • Wildlife Art (1999)
    1 Illustration - 
    Author: Alan Singer
    Published by: Rockport Publishers, Inc.
  • The Raptors Of Arizona (1998)
    42 Habitat Paintings - A 220 page hard cover volume containing the latest scientific information on all Birds Of Prey occuring in Arizona.
    Author: Richard Glinski
    Published by: Uniiversity Of Arizona Press
  • Modern Wildlife Painting (1998)
    1 Illustration - 
    Author: Nicholis Hammond
    Published by: Yale University Press
  • The Best of Wildlife Art (1997)
    1 Illustration - 
    Author: Rachel Rubin Wolf
    Published by: North Light Books
  • More Wildlife Painting - Techniques Of The Modern Masters (1996)
    7 Illustrations - 
    Author: Susan Rayfield
    Published by: Watson Guptill
  • Painting Birds Step by Step (1996)
    4 Illustrations - 
    Author: Bart Rulon
    Published by: North Light Books
  • Raptors...Forests...Ruins / The World Of Richard Sloan (1993)
    3 Illustrations - Magazine Article
    Author: Tyler Granville
    Published by: Informart
  • From Hawks To Hornbills & Back Again / The Art Of Richard Sloan (1991)
    8 Illustrations - Magazine Article
    Author: Judy Hughes
    Published by: Wildlife Art News
  • The Art Of Richard Sloan (1989)
    Cover Art / Frigate Birds In Flight - Magazine
    Published by: U.S.Art
  • Artist Of The Ancient Forest (1986)
    5 Illustrations - 
    Author: Jay Heinrichs
    Published by: International Wildlife / The National Wildlife Federation


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