Tom Slaughter (1955-2014) was an American artist, children's book illustrator, art director, and designer. Slaughter had more than 30 solo exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Vancouver, Germany, and Japan. He worked as a printmaker in collaboration with Durham Press for 25 years, and his editions are included in the permanent collections of MoMA and the Whitney Museum of American Art. He illustrated twelve children's books, including "Boat Works," "Do You Know Which Ones will Grow?"- a 2011 Notable American Library Association book of the year- and collaborations with Marthe Jocelyn such as "ABC x 3," "Same Same," and "123." These books have been translated into six languages. Slaughter also worked for ten seasons as the Art Director for the New Victory Theater. As a designer, he created everything from t-shirts to skateboard decks, beach towels as well as a line of wallpaper for Cavern Home. Slaughter served on the board of directors of MoMA PS1, the Public Theater, and the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation. AS a director of the Goldsmith Foundation, Slaughter was instrumental in the Foundation's support of numerous art and theater organizations including The Drawing Center, Naked Angels, and the Studio Museum in Harlem.
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