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. Slaughter’s work is said to be a fascinating hybrid of fine art and commercial design. His work on projects varying from children’s books to posters, playbills, and wallpaper make him a well known artist to Americans everywhere.
Slaughter grew up in Westport, Connecticut and later attended Connecticut College majoring in art history. His works are in major private and public collections such as the MOMA and the Whitney Museum of American Art. He is also responsible for publishing eleven children’s books including 123, One Some Many, Over Under, ABC x 3, and Do You Know Which Ones will Grow? His books have been translated in six languages. Slaughter’s work has been exhibited in the United States and abroad, including (but not limited to) the Harrison Gallery, Williamstown, MA; Lufthansa Corporation, Frankfurt, Germany; Miliani Gallery, Marsellies, France; and The Puffin Room, New York, NY.