About the

Gerald Slater has been a professional portrait artist for over twenty years, and has gained a reputation for excellence. A working artist all his adult life, Mr. Slater worked as a graphic artist/illustrator before turning full-time to this difficult art form.

Mr. Slater has painted people from every walk of life, from businessmen, medical doctors, attorneys and religious leaders. His paintings of children are some of his best. His portrait "Eric by the Window" was the lead in a NEW YORK TIMES article on portrait painting.

Mr. Slater has done many military paintings of note: His portrait of Medal of Honor recipient Lt. Michael Murphy hangs in the Post Office named for Lt. Murphy in Patchogue, NY. His portrait of Medal of Honor recipient PFC Garfield Langhorn is on permanent display in the Post Office in Riverhead, NY named for this brave young man. His painting of The Tuskegee Airmen, com- missioned by a chapter of the U.S. Navy League, was presented to the Airmen and now hangs in the Museum at York College dedicated to the country's first black military airmen.

Recently Mr. Slater has painted two portraits of Vice Admiral Ted Carter, one for the U.S. Naval War College (as Rear Admiral) and one for the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis.