Abstraction Pioneer Slobodkina Featured at Sheldon Museum of Art

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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 abstraction. 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.” Born in Chelyabinsk, Siberia, Slobodkina (1908-2002) fled with her family to China in 1917 during the Russian Revolution and later immigrated to the United States, where she attended the National Academy of Design in New York City