Virtual Exhibition - In Quest of Beauty: The Life and Times of Junius R. Sloan, 1827-1900
“The sketching season is near at hand, and during it I shall wander somewhat in quest of beauty.”
Junius R. Sloan, May 5, 1870
In Quest of Beauty presents the story of Junius R. Sloan, a gifted Ohio farm boy of Yankee stock who became one of the pioneer journeyman artists for everyday mid-America. He provided fine portraits to people in villages and small cities and highly accomplished landscapes to professional and business leaders of Chicago.