Works in the Collection
Louis Baynard Sloan was born in Philadelphia in 1932 and was the fifth of twelve children. Sloan studied at the Fleisher Art School and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He returned to PAFA in 1962 to teach landscape, still-life, portrait, and figure painting classes and continued teaching for almost 35 years. Sloan also worked as a conservator at Philadelphia Museum of Art from 1961-1980. He received many awards throughout his career including PAFA’s Distinguished Alumni Award, the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, and the James Van Der Zee Award from Philadelphia’s Brandywine Workshop. His work can be found in the permanent collections of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Woodmere Art Museum, and private collections around the country. Louis Sloan died in 2008.