Born March 29, 1955 in New York City, Tom Slaughter (1955-2014) is an American artist best known for his bold and vibrant paintings and prints. Bright, primary colors and strong lines characterize Slaughter’s work, which is a captivating hybrid of fine art and commercial design. His imagery also appears in children’s books—he has published ten that have been translated into six languages—as well as on posters, playbills, clothes, wallpaper and more, making him an accessible artist to people everywhere.

Slaughter grew up in New York City and in Westport, Connecticut; he attended Connecticut College, majoring in art history. In 1981, he moved into a loft in SoHo and lived there for the rest of his life. He has pieces in the permanent collections of the MOMA and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Slaughter’s work has been exhibited in the United States and abroad, including (but not limited to) at the Harrison Gallery, Williamstown, MA; Galarie Benden & Klimczak, Viersen, Germany; Miliani Gallery, Marsellies, France; Earl McGrath Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; and David Beitzel Gallery, New York, NY.