Esphyr Slobodkina

Honoring the Life and Art of a Pioneer of American Abstraction

Tamara’s Mother’s Day

Tamara’s Mother’s Day

Year: 1992
Type: Painting

Catalog #: SF_0066

Current Location:
LewAllen Galleries

26 3/4 x 21 1/4

Signature / Artist Notation:
Signed and dated on back: “Tamara’s Mother’s Day 1992”

31 x 25.25″ framed

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.” The pin cushion and vase depicted in the painting are part of the Slobodkina Foundation archives and will remain with this work upon request.