Art Brokerage: Eric Sloane American Artist: b. 1905-1985 An American Icon. Eric Sloane was born, Everard Jean Hinrichs, on February 27, 1905 in New York City, New York. In 1956 he moved to Warren, Connecticut in the Litchfield Hills. Eric was a prolific writer a well as a painter. He was considered one of America's leading experts on early American tools and architecture. In additition to his home in Warren, Eric Sloane owned a home near Sante Fe, New Mexico. He painted from both locales.The Sloane Stanley Museum in Kent, Connecticut contains Sloane's collection of early American tools, and a replica of his painting studio. Eric Sloane and his wife Mimi were friends of my mother and father. They acquired both of the paintings on display in my catalog from Eric Sloane directly at his home in Warren, Connecticut.Eric Sloane's paintings are in great demand from collectors of prized American Art.