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Abastenia Eberle

 (1878 - 1942)
Abastenia St Leger Eberle was active/lived in New York, Iowa.  Abastenia Eberle is known for sculpture-immigrant figure.

Biography  
Abastenia Eberle


A sculptor of highly realistic figures, Abastenia Eberle was especially focused on children of the Lower East Side of New York City when that part of the city was full of immigrants and of resulting social problems.  With the eye of a photojournalist and without sentimentality, she recorded the lives of these people including the plight of immigrant females in a piece titled White Slave.  This sculpture was her entry in the New York 1913 Armory Show and shocked people because it showed a girl being sold into white slavery.  Other works including The Dance of the Ghetto Children and Roller Skating showed youngsters at play, having spontaneous fun.

Eberle was born in Webster City, Iowa, and   ...  Displaying 750 of 1919 characters.



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About  Abastenia Eberle

Born:  1878 - Webster City, Iowa
Died:   1942 - New York City
Known for:  sculpture-immigrant figure