Esphyr Slobodkina1908-2002

Hillwood Art Museum - Long Island University
Brookville, NY

$3,000 toward the restoration of three paintings by the artist, organized by Jonathan Sherman of Sherman Art Conservation. Born in Siberia, Slobodkina immigrated to New York in 1928 and became a founding member (later president) of the American Abstract Artists group. Using a personal technique of transferring preparatory drawings onto gesso-covered board, Slobodkina created paintings in a flat, abstract style that incorporates line and suspended or interlocking forms with pure, unmodulated color.