Esphyr Slobodkina

Honoring the Life and Art of a Pioneer of American Abstraction

Composition In An Oval

Composition In An Oval

Year: 1953
Type: Painting

Catalog #: SF_0758

Current Location:
Grey Art Gallery NYU

Exhibition History:

The Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire, “RETREAT AND RENEWAL: THE PAINTERS AND SCULPTORS OF THE MacDOWELL COLONY”, September 16 – December 2, 1996, [travelled to: National Academy of Design, NY, NY, January 17 – March 23, 1997; Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, Kansas, April 20 – June 15, 1997], exhibition catalogue: cat. #43, illustrated color, page 88. “Rediscovering Slobodkina: A Pioneer of American Abstraction,” Heckscher Museum, Huntington NY, Dec 2008-Mar 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 Museum of Art, Licoln Nebraska, Jan-April 2010.

32 1/2 x 61 1/2

Praised in a review of the 1954 John Heller exhibition: “An outstanding canvas is Composition in an Oval, in which a white globular shape, tipped with red, forms the centripetal focus of an elaborated design” (Art Digest, February 1, 1954). Reproduced in: Sidney Geist, “Abstract Art Today,” Arts, September 1957, p.28.