SOLD In the Tuxer Alps

by Eric Sloane (1905–1985)
Oil on board
35⅞ x 48 inches
Inscribed and signed lower left: IN THE TUXER ALPS ERIC SLOANE


The artist

Private collection, Pennsylvania, acquired from above

Sale, Freeman’s, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 6, 2022, lot 80, from above

Note: The Tuxer Alpen, or Tux Alps, are a mountain range in Austria and a popular location for ski touring and hiking. In his depiction, Sloane combines this tranquil snowcapped mountain with his signature pillowy clouds.

Artist Biography

By Nina Sangimino

I think in some ways I’m a failure because people think I’m a painter of barns and a writer of nostalgia… It’s not what I’ve been trying to do. I hate nostalgia. It’s a dreaded disease. [1]
—Eric Sloane

To view a painting by Eric Sloane of a quintessential New England covered bridge, with its weathered clapboard siding, worn dirt road, and Huck Finn–inspired children fishing in the brook below, one is touched by the familiarity of the scene. But what seems at first glance to be a simple version of Yankee Americana reveals deeper meaning when understood in the

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