• Biography

    W. A. Slaughter (1923 - 2003)

    William A. Slaughter was born in San
    Antonio, Texas in 1923 and died in Dallas, Texas December 2003. His
    first call was to the ministry and after serving in the Air Force during
    WWII, he was ordained as a Lutheran pastor. This calling took him first
    to Lubbock, Texas, Mexico, and finally Dallas. It was during this
    ministry in Mexico that Mr. Slaughter began seriously to hear another

    Slaughter began painting and exhibiting at local art and craft shows
    after moving to Dallas. His church members began buying his paintings
    and before long he knew that he was going to have to make a life
    changing decision between the

    Ministry and art. Slaughter first belonged to and exhibited with the
    Artists and Craftsmen's Association of Dallas. In 1968, he was awarded
    first in landscape painting. In 1973, he was awarded first in still life

    He was mostly self taught and combined innate ability and persistence to
    create many Texas landscapes, seemingly everyone's favorite subject, in
    realist style. He also did figure paintings, still life, wild life and
    ethnic women and children.