biographie de Esphyr SLOBODKINA (1908-2002)

Birth place: Tcheliabinsk, Russia

Addresses: NYC; Great Neck, NY

Profession: Abstract painter, illustrator, writer, designer, craftsperson, sculptor

Studied: NAD; & abroad.

Exhibited: WMAA, 1950-58; ; John Heller Gal.; CGA; Phila. MA ("Eight by Eight" exhib.), 1945

Member: Am. Abstract Art (1930s-60s); Fed. Mod. P&S; Artists Union, 1930s

Work: WMAA

Comments: She married the abstract painter, Ilya Bolotowsky, in 1933. She was also a textile designer, and in 1936 worked on WPA projects. She also created abstract collage. Author/illustrator: Caps for Sale"; "Sleepy ABC"; "The Wonderful Feast"; "Little Dog Lost," "The Little Fireman," "Hiding Places" & other books.

Sources: WW59; WW47 (she gave an incorrect birth date of 1914); American Abstract Art, 178"

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