Caleb Arnold Slade


Caleb Arnold Slade Biography



(1882 - 1934)


Born in Acushnet, Massachusetts, C. Arnold Slade was active around Truro.  He studied in New York with Frank Vincent DuMond and in Paris with Jean-Paul Laurens.  The artist lived in Paris intermittently for several years.


Slade was associated with John Singer Sargent’s circle, and he was among the famed artists, whose patron was Isabella Stewart Gardner.  The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston owns several of Slade’s paintings, landscape and figurative works set in Venice, Etaples, and Tunisia.  These works were either purchased by Mrs. Gardner or given to her by the artist. 


Slade was also known as a portraitist, and he painted portraits of the Honorable Charles A. Dawes, John Singer Sargent, and Senator Borah, to mention a few.






Art Club of Philadelphia

Paris Art Association

Allied Artists of London

Springfield (IL) Art Club

Philadelphia Sketch Club


Select Public Collections

Springfield (IL) Art Club

Art Club of Philadelphia

Attleboro (MA) Public Collection

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

New Bedford (MA) Public Library

Milwaukee Art Institute

Bethany Church, Philadelphia

Paramount Theater, New York, NY

John Wanamaker Collection and Elkins Collection, both in Philadelphia