Boat Building (Sketch)
Type: Working Drawing
Catalog #: SF_0394
Rediscovering Slobodkina: A Pioneer of American Abstraction, Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY, Jan 10 – Mar 22, 2009; Samuel P. Harn Art Museum, Gainesville, FL, Jun 16 – Sept 6, 2009; Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL, Oct 1 – Dec 29, 2009; Sheldon Art Museum, Lincoln, NE, Jan 26 – Apr 18, 2010.
16 1/4 x 11 3/4
This detailed work study was recently exhibited in the national tour, “Rediscovering Slobodkina: A Pioneer of American Abstraction.” The drawing offers insight into Slobodkina’s painstaking work process. Unlike the spontaneous action painting of the abstract expressionists, Slobodkina’s approach to painting involved methodical planning. She would create many sketches and work studies, exploring different compositions and color combinations, before making the large scale work.
Signature / Artist Notation:
Recto: Original working drawing for “The Boat Building,” oil on g/b in the late 60s early 70s (4′ by 4 1/2′ owned by Dr. Robert Lewis and in 1996 “Variations in Black and white on Boat Building”