Hunt Slonem is a world-renowned artist whose highly acclaimed paintings are in over eighty museum collections worldwide, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, and Kansas City’s own Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. He has been commissioned to paint large- scale murals for the Bryant Park Grill, New York City and the former World Trade Center, NYC.
Slonem divides his time between Louisiana where he owns two plantation homes on the historic register, Albania in St. Mary’s Parish and Lakeside in Pointe Coupee, and New York City where he has lived and worked since 1973. His legendary New York City studio is frequently featured in television and print. The expansive loft houses a vibrant salon style gallery, an ever expanding collection of antiques, and Slonem’s personal aviary.
Hunt Slonem received the prestigious “Stars of Design” award in art October 2009 in New York City, the Greenshields Foundation award in 1976, the National Endowment for the Arts Grant in 1991, and numerous others. He studied painting at Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine; Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN; and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tulane University of Louisiana.
Hunt Slonem’s newest book, Bunnies, published by Glitterati Press is an expensive treasury filled with enchanting paintings from Slonem’s well-know series. Bunnies features a foreword by bestselling author (and friend of the artist), John Berendt, and an essay by artist and gallerist, Bruce Helander.