Esphyr Slobodkina

Honoring the Life and Art of a Pioneer of American Abstraction

Idiograph B

Idiograph B

Year: 1950
Type: Painting

Catalog #: SF_0092

Current Location:
Lewallen Galleries

Exhibition History:

“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.
Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln Nebraska, Jan-April 2010.
“The Art & History of Esphyr Slobodkina” 54 works on exhibition North Miami, FL 2016. (Florida State award for best exhibition program of 2017.)

42 x 34

Signature / Artist Notation:
Signed on front: “Itta”; signed and dated on back “Itta 1957”

When Esphyr Slobodkina opened her mini-museum called the “Slobodkina House” in Glen Head, NY, she stacked “Idiographs A & B” vertically on the wall opposite the gallery staircase. They remained a focal point for visitors over the following seven years 2000-2007. Idiograph A and I diograph B were de-installed for inclusion in the traveling exhibition commemorating Slobodkina’s lifetime achievements which ran through 2010.