Esphyr Slobodkina1908-2002

Heckscher Museum of Art
Huntington, NY

$20,000 for the conservation of thirty-six works by the painter, organized by conservator Jonathan Sherman and museum curator Anne Cohen DePietro. 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.