Welcome to the Weather Hill Farm Blog, an informal space for discussions related to many of the aspects of the life and work of Eric Sloane. I have posted a series of videos first because they serve to provide an overview of some general topics related to the life and work of Eric Sloane. Scroll down past the list of links to the videos and you’ll find posts and articles related the life and work of Eric Sloane, his art, his writing, as well as updates on happenings at the Eric Sloane Museum, work performed by The Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum, and even life as it unfolds at Weather Hill Farm.

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Eric Sloane – A Video Introduction – an introduction to the artist

Eric Sloane – His Early Years – a video covering Eric’s childhood and adolescence

Eric Sloane Frames – A video introduction to the types of frames Eric Sloane used over the course of his career

Did Eric Sloane Paint on Canvas? Eric Sloane is noted for his use of Masonite, but the artist did use canvas board and even canvas early in his career.

The Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum – See what the friends are doing to help fulfill their mission to “…assist in the preservation and interpretation of the Eric Sloane Museum and its collections, to encourage and promote visitation, and to enhance public appreciation for the legacy of artist and author Eric Sloane”.

Eric Sloane and ‘Silver City’ of Meriden, Connecticut

Over the course of his career, Eric Sloane painted many murals. Quite a few were in private homes, many others were in corporate settings. This photograph was taken by Wil Mauch in 1999/2000 of a Sloane mural in the headquarters of the now defunct International Silver Company in Meriden, Connecticut. Photos from Wil Mauch’s Aware: A Retrospective of the Life and Work of Eric Sloane.

Eric Sloane and the Noah Blake cabin fundraiser

This interesting item was printed with the wrong street location for the event, we are sure much to the ire of Eric Sloane. A detail that it revealed, unknown by most, was that the money raised for the construction of the cabin was as a direct result of Eric Sloane having donated many pieces from his personal collection of antiques and tools, as well as at least one painting.

Eric Sloane’s Earth Flight Environment

Earth Flight Environment by Eric Sloane, N.A. From Wil Mauch’s Symbols of American Spirit: 50 Years of the Eric Sloane Museum

Earth Flight Environment
Eric Sloane, N.A. (1905-1985)
Acrylic on Canvas, 75′ x 58′ 6″

Affixed to the west wall of the Independence Ave. lobby of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. Image courtesy of Wil Mauch, from his Symbols of American Spirit: 50 Years of the Eric Sloane Museum.