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Esphyr Slobodkina

 (1908 - 2002)
Esphyr Slobodkina was active/lived in Florida.  Esphyr Slobodkina is known for assemblage, geometric abstract painting, illustration.

Biography   Esphyr Slobodkina


Married to abstract painter Ilya Bolotowsky in 1933, Esphyr Slobidkina was a textile designer of clearly defined stylized forms, illustrator, and painter in abstract style.  She also created abstract collages, wrote and illustrated books, and was a WPA (Works Progress Administration) artist.

She came to the United States at the age of twenty from Russia.  She was a founding member of the American Abstract Artist Group, which included Josef Albers, Ad Reinhardt, Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollack.

Slobodkina also enjoyed a career as a children's book author and illustrator.  Her most famous book was the classic Caps For Sale published in 1938.


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