Tom Slaughter American, 1955-2014

Tom Slaughter (New York City, 1955-2014) was an American artist best known for his boldly colored paintings and prints. The artist explored contemporary urban life through pure areas of color and graphic line drawing. Reminiscent of Stuart Davis paintings, Slaughter's work blurs the line between fine art and commercial design. He regularly produced posters, clothing, playbills, wallpaper, and children's books, while also creating paintings and illustrations. Born in 1955 in New York, NY, Slaughter's career took off after being discovered by the famed art curator Henry Geldzahler in the 1980s. He went on to become widely recognized, having many international exhibitions throughout the rest of his career. The artist is included in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York and the Whitney Museum of American Art.