Eric Sloane

Eric Sloane (1905-1985) holds an esteemed place in American art history as a distinguished artist, author, and historian. Renowned for his captivating portrayals of America’s rural landscapes and deep appreciation for early American history, Sloane’s art continues to inspire awe and admiration. Through his masterful oil paintings and enchanting pen and ink illustrations, he beautifully preserves the charm and simplicity of a bygone era. Alongside his artistic prowess, Sloane’s numerous books on early American tools, weather, and folklore have earned him recognition as a notable historian and cultural advocate. Discover the timeless legacy of Eric Sloane, as we pay homage to his contributions to art and heritage, celebrating his enduring impact on the hearts of enthusiasts and scholars alike.

All images from Aware: A Retrospective of the Life and Work of Eric Sloane

Born Everard Jean Hinrichs in 1905, Eric Sloane led a full and intriguing life. He created everything from “cloudscapes” while flying with Wiley Post (Amelia Earhart bought his first one) to over three dozen books covering early American life an culture. A highly successful fine artist, illustrator, and author – all within his lifetime.

Understandably, there is so much more to Eric Sloane’s story. A great place to start (I am really very biased here – after all, I am the author) is Aware: A Retrospective of the Life and Work of Eric Sloane, now available for purchase through our secure online store. I also invite you to check out our research page, which is a repository for photographs, documents, and other materials related to understanding more about the life and work of Eric Sloane.