The Artist Hunt Slonem and His Fascination With Birds

May 13, 2017

The artist Hunt Slonem has been very prolific at creating paintings—in both small and large scale—devoted to nature, specifically to animals like rabbits and birds and butterflies. (He has also done multiple portraits of Abraham Lincoln, which he was once quoted as describing as his Marilyn Monroe in reference to Andy Warhol's repetitive portrait of the actress). His works have graced museums and arts exhibits and many well-appointed homes.

 

In celebration of his new book Birds, a catalogue raisonné of sorts with hundreds of avian subjects rendered in every combination possible, from solitary to flocks, from black and white to brilliant, vivid coloring. Blue Carreon, contributor to Forbes caught up with the artist to discuss his love for birds and the best way to enjoy his art. More...