Artist Bio

Richard Sloat NA was born in Easton, Pennsylvania in 1945. He grew up in Queens, NYC , till 10 years of age and then moved to Westport Connecticut  till 1964.  He received a BA in American Civilization from the University of Pennsylvania in 1969. He did not think of becoming an artist till his senior year at college, then he 3 they were in Taiwan were he studied watercolor informally with Ro Chin-Renat the Art Students League. It was there htook a basic drawing class with Rackstraw Downes.  From 1969-1971 he was a layout artist with the underground newspaper the “San Francisco Good Times”, under Harry Driggs.  Returning to New York City he studied printmaking with Roberto De Lamonica,  1971-72, at the Art Students League. It was there he met his wife, Su-Li Hung, they were married in 1972. In 1972-73 they lived in Taiwan where he studied watercolor informally with Ro Chin-Ren.  Since 1974, he and his wife Su-Li have lived, expect for another sojourn in Taiwan 1978-1979, in New York City.

Richard Sloat has been in over 25 one or two person shows and over 230 group shows, including many museum shows throughout the world. His work is in thirty public collections including the British Museum, London, The Israel Museum, The National Gallery, Washington DC.  His 30+ awards include winning twice the Leo Meisner Prize, the highest graphic award, at the National Academy of Design.

From 1982-1985 Richard Sloat was Program Director of the Alliance of Figurative Artists. He was elected to The National Academy of Design in 1997, where he was Recording Secretary and on the Board of Governors from 2006-11. He is a member of the Society of American Graphic Artists, SAGA, and was a Council Member 1995-2007, Vice President 1999-2002 and President 2003-2006. He is listed in “Who’s Who in American Art” since 1995, and “Who’s Who in America” since 2006, receiving their “Albert Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award” 2017-18. Richard has taught at the Fashion Institute of Technology and the National Academy School.  He is currently represented by The Old Print Shop, NYC, and Ebo Gallery.

A full bio, plus images of his work, is available at his website

Richard Sloat