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Esphyr Slobodkina
Crossroad #2
about 1942—45
oil on fiberboard
43 1/2 x 33 1/2 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Patricia and Phillip Frost



Slobodkina has juxtaposed planar shapes to create subtly modulated movement. Often abstractions from objects, her paintings of the 1940s are well harmonized arrangements of color and form.