Barkley Hendricks on Louis Sloan

Louis Sloan, Self Portrait, 1956, oil on canvas, 41.5 x 29.5 inches
Louis Sloan, Self Portrait, 1956, oil on canvas, 41.5 x 29.5 inches

Barkley Hendricks writes about painter Louis Sloan.

Hendricks notes: "Louis Sloan was an under-recognized painter who happened to be a 'Black Artist' who didn’t do 'black art.' His main focus was the beauty of the planet; landscapes were an example of his raison d’etre ... His influence followed me into my studio many years after his actual instruction. However it was his poise with the paint brushes and painting knives that still makes a lasting impression on my own landscape work."