Esphyr Slobodkina

Honoring the Life and Art of a Pioneer of American Abstraction

Haiku No.2

Haiku No.2

Year: 1930s
Type: Painting

Catalog #: SF_0046

Current Location:
Private Collection

Dimensions:
8 x 10

Signature / Artist Notation:
Signed, dated and notated on back: “Seashore In CT, 1933 oil on canvas (mouted on board) Esphyr Slobodkina”

Strong-willed and independent, Slobodkina was not afraid to explore different genres, producing the occasional representational still life, landscape, or portrait. As she wrote in her memoirs: “To hell with what anyone thinks…I don’t feel a traitor to my art if, in the middle of preparation for an exhibition of abstract paintings, catching sight of an exceptionality attractive bouquet of flowers, I have a strong urge to paint it. I simply go ahead, and paint it.”