The Green Door by Eric Sloane, N.A.

“The Green Door” (detail)
Eric Sloane, N.A. (1905-1985)
Oil on Masonite

What I have to sell is not a pretty painting (I hope) as much as an instant in a person’s life. The sudden flash of sun through spring leaves, the light of an old decaying barn, the mood of some dusty road during midsummer (yesterday or fifty years ago). Those are the lightning short flashes that are indelible by the million in everyone’s mind, waiting to be retrieved by music or writing or painting. What a picture mirrors – that to me is the essence of art. – Eric Sloane

From Aware: A Retrospective of the life and work of Eric Sloane by Wil Mauch. Used by permission.

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