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.A prolific member of the Hudson River School of painting, it is generally accepted that Eric Sloane was a artistic genius. Over his lifetime Sloane wrote thirty eight books. It is estimated that he created nearly 15,000 paintings over his lifetime, mostly oil on masonite. He painted one almost every day, often before lunch, striving to do better than the day before. Later in his life, he bought back or traded for some of his earlier work, which he destroyed by fire, contending it was inferior. .Eric Sloane's paintings are in great demand from collectors of prized American Art. We have interested buyers for original paintings. We no longer list prints.