Hunt Slonem (American)
Born 1951, Kittery, ME
Lives and works in New York City and at various plantations in Louisiana.
Hunt Slonem is well known for his neo-expressionist paintings of butterflies, rabbits and tropical birds. He brings a whimsical, freewheeling sense of awe, wonder and detail to his wild array of brightly hued paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures.
For inspiration, Slonem surrounds himself with ever–expanding quirky collections, from Neo-Gothic furniture to countless objets d’art from flea markets. Besides his various New York City spaces, he also has acquired and restored multiple historically important Louisiana plantations.
Hunt Slonem’s artworks are in the permanent collections of more than 250 museums, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. His works are also represented in private art collections all over the world, including those of many celebrities.