HUNT SLONEM

HUNT SLONEM Inspired by nature and his 60 pet birds, Hunt Slonem is renowned for his distinct neo- expressionist style. He is best known for his series of bunnies, butterflies and tropical birds, as well as his large-scale sculptures and restorations of forgotten historic homes. Slonem’s works can be found in the permanent collections of 250 museums around the world, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the Whitney, the Miro Foundation and the New Orleans Museum of Art.

Slonem was born in 1951 in Kittery, Maine, and his father’s position as a Navy officer meant the family moved often during Hunt’s formative years, including extended stays in Hawaii, California and Connecticut. He would continue to seek out travel opportunities throughout his young-adult years, studying abroad in Nicaragua and Mexico; these eye-opening experiences imbued him with an appreciation for tropical landscapes that would influence his unique style.

After graduating with a degree in painting and art history from Tulane University in New Orleans, Slonem spent several years in the early 1970s living in Manhattan. It wasn’t until Janet Fish offered him her studio for the summer of 1975 that Slonem was able to fully immerse himself in his work. His pieces were exhibited around New York, propelling his reputation and thrusting him into the city’s explosive contemporary arts scene.

As Slonem honed his aesthetic, his work began appearing in unique, contextual spaces. By 1995 he finished a massive six-by-86-foot mural of birds, which shoots across the walls of the Bryant Park Grill Restaurant in New York City. His charity work has resulted in dozens of partnerships, including a wallpaper of his famous bunnies designed specifically with Lee Jofa for the Ronald McDonald House in Long Island.

Slonem continues to draw great inspiration from history, forging palpable connections to the past through his art. His popular portraits of Abraham Lincoln reframe the historic figure as a pop-art icon, and he is currently working on a nine-foot-tall bronze sculpture of French explorer Robert De La Salle, to be displayed publicly in Louisiana.
Yet Slonem’s most ambitious project has been his mission to save America’s often forgotten historic buildings. Realizing too many of the country’s architectural gems have fallen into disrepair, Slonem has found himself drawn to these national landmarks, inspired by the depth of their age and old-world beauty.

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BAYOU TECHE
Oil on Canvas
60 X 50 in
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BAYOU TECHE
Oil on Canvas
48 X 72 in
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HIKE
Oil on Canvas
48 X 48 in
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BLACK DIAMOND DUST MONUMENT
Oil and Acrylic with Diamond Dust
48 X 48 in
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OCELOTS 16 MANAGUA
Oil on Canvas
40 X 50 in
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FINCHES
Oil on Canvas
40 X 40 in
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ELEMENTS
Oil on Canvas
36 X 48 in
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SPINX MACOWS
Oil on Canvas
36 X 48 in
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CHINENSIS
Oil on Canvas
36 X 48 in
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GHOST FLIGHT
Oil and Acrylic with Diamond Dust
36 X 48 in
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IRIS
Oil on Wood
40 X 34 in
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YELLOW HUTCH
Oil on Canvas
40 X 40 in
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DAY MOTH
Oil on Canvas
30 X 40 in
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RED SEA AIR WAY
Oil on Canvas
40 X 30 in
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SILVER ASCENSION
Oil on Canvas
40 X 36 in
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4+
Oil on Wood
39 X 25 in
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AFRICAN GREYS
Oil on Wood
24 X 36 in
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BLUE DIAMOND DUST GERSHWIN
Oil and Acrylic with Diamond Dust
30 X 30 in
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MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS
Oil on Wood
21 X 16 in
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OFF SPRING
Oil on Wood
14 X 12 in
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CAMILE
Oil on Wood
14 X 11 in
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MARY
Oil on Wood
10 X 8 in
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NANUET
Oil on Wood
10 X 8 in
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PROFILE IN DUST
Oil and Acrylic with Diamond Dust
10 X 8 in
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BARNABY
Oil on Wood
10 X 8 in
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CATALEYAS OAHU
Oil on Canvas
36 X 48 in
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BAYOU TECHE
Oil on Canvas
27.5 X 47 in
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PEACOCK ST. MARY'S
Oil on Canvas
30 X 36 in
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OWLS WASHINGTON
Oil on Canvas
40 X 50 in
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PEACOCKS
Oil on Canvas
30 X 30 in
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3 PLAY MONDAY
Oil on Wood
18 X 26 in
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SUMMERLAND
Oil on Wood
31.5 X 25.5 in
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PINK RUN
Oil on Canvas
27.5 X 32.5 in
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LINCOLN TWILIGHT
Oil on Canvas
36 X 30 in
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HUTCH TODAY
Oil on Canvas
30 X 30 in
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FLAG
Oil on Canvas
30 X 36 in
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GOLDEN TROVE
Oil on Canvas
36 X 48 in
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RED SEA RETURN
Oil on Canvas
48 X 36 in
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BLUE MIGRATION
Oil on Canvas
48 X 48 in
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FINCHES NEW ORLEANS
Oil on Canvas
64 X 36 in
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UNTITLED
Oil on Wood
10 X 8 in
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SCORED HUTCH
Oil on Canvas
48 X 60 in
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LANDRIC
Powdercoated Aluminum
14 X 12.5 X 4 in
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BLUE HUTCH
Oil on Canvas
40 X 40 in
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BUNNIES
Book
14 X 11 X 1.25 in
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GATEKEEPER: WORLD OF FOLLY
Book
13 X 10 X 1.6 in