Not much of this going on around here as of late….
Eric Sloane, N.A.
Sunlight and Shadow
Oil on Panel
23.50″ x 31.50″
Photo from Wil Mauch’s Symbols of American Spirit: 50 Years of the Eric Sloane Museum
Some admirers of the works of Eric Sloane are startled to discover that the artist painted more than a few ski scenes during the early 1950s. Eric’s sister Dorothy explained to me that Eric received a large, “coffee table book” in full color of scenes of Switzerland some time in the late 1940s and was captivated by photographs of the Alps. What followed, according to Dorothy, was a period in which Eric produced scenes similar to Sunlight and Shadow. Some of the paintings were set in Europe, while others were set in New England or the Rocky Mountain region of the Western United States.
It would seem as if Sloane’s fascination with painting ski scenes was short lived, probably not more than a few years at most. – Wil Mauch, Symbols of American Spirit: 50 Years of the Eric Sloane Museum.