Studio at Saugatuck, Mich. etching, 1914.
James Blanding Sloan (September 19, 1886 - October 5, 1975)
Blanding Sloan, who studied at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, was a
versatile artist. He was a painter, wood carver, graphic artist, set
designer, illustrator, and puppeteer.
Originally from Texas, he moved
to San Francisco in the 1920s where he established a studio on Polk St.
and owned a puppet theater on Montgomery St. From San Francisco, Sloan
moved to Hollywood where he worked as a stage and set designer.
Sloan became the director of the WPA Federal Theater in Los Angeles.