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Abstraction Pioneer Slobodkina Featured at Sheldon Museum of Art

Esphyr Slobodkina - "Mural Sketch No. 1," 1937 - Oil on Masonite, 9.5 x 22.5 inches - Samuel P. Harn Museum, University of Florida

LINCOLN, NE.- The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s
Sheldon Museum of Art presents “Rediscovering Slobodkina: A Pioneer of American
Abstraction” beginning Jan. 26. On view through April 18, the retrospective
showcases Esphyr Slobodkina’s role in the development of American
The exhibition includes her noted abstract artworks from
the 1930s to 1950s, two original 1939 “Caps for Sale” book illustrations, her
sculpture and assemblages, including Sheldon’s 1939 piece, “Sailor’s Wife.”