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Doug first started art classes on Bare Skin Neck in Rockport where his family had a summer residence. He made ceramics and painted seashells to sell to the tourists. After he graduated from Lexington High School, he studied at Vesper George Art School and at the Museum of Fine Arts School. During his years at the Museum School, he played guitar with The Hallucinations, the house band at The Boston Tea Party. The band, with lead singer and MFA schoolmate Peter Wolf, evolved into the J. Geils Band. During those years, Slade met and played with some of the greatest blues musicians that ever lived, and they still inspire him to this day.
In the early 1960s Slade managed a number of art galleries in Cambridge and on Newbury Street. Slade also designed cloisonné jewelry exclusively for Cartier, and he went on to design and manufacture clothing. He opened Slade Designs in Key West, Provincetown, and San Francisco, and he designed clothing for the Rolling Stones and other rock bands. Over the years he has designed logos for bars, bands, and businesses.
More recently, Slade has shown his work on Cape Cod and Cape Ann. His current exhibit at the Harvard Public Library expresses his interest in the Dada movement.
He resides in Harvard, MA, and can reached at 978-456-8538.