Esphyr Slobodkina1908-2002

Slobodkina Foundation
Glen Head, NY

$5,000 for the shipping and crating costs associated with Rediscovering Slobodkina: Pioneer of American Abstraction, a traveling retrospective exhibition on the painter, organized by guest curator Sandra Kraskin, foundation director Ann Marie Mulhearn Sayer, and presented at the Heckscher Museum of Art. 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, un-modulated color.