Phyllis Sloane

(1921 - 2009)

Archived in 1999

Phyllis Sloane


Phyllis Sloane was an extremely versatile artist who painted in acrylic, egg tempera, and watercolor. Sloane obtained her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University, and explored an astonishing variety of graphic media, including silkscreen, lithography, etching monotype, cork prints, and various methods of electrostatic copier/heat transfer printing. Resulting partly from her early training in industrial design, she displayed superior drawing skills and a remarkable facility at organizing clear, well-articulated compositions in all media. Of her work, Sloane stated, “The thing that challenges and excites me most in my work is the placing of objects on a given surface. There are wonderful shapes wherever one looks; they only need selecting, combining, and organizing.”

Sloane’s extensive range of subject matter includes landscapes, still lifes, portraits, and genre scenes. However, over the course of her career her style shifted from more abstract to more representational. During her lifetime, she had many successful one-woman shows. Sloane’s artwork is displayed throughout the United States in various private, corporate, and public museum collections.