I get really excited when I find women like this in art history- tonight's find; Esphyr Slobodkina.
From the back sleeve of one of her books I found at the Op Shop today from 1968 called Caps for Sale; 'A talented painter, sculptor, designer, writer-illustrator of children's books, teacher, and amateur architect. A vivacious and amusing lecturer, she also has appeared on radio and television programs.
A founding member of the American Abstract Artists and the Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors, Miss Slobodkina has had a number of exhibitions of her work. Her paintings are in the permanent collections of The Corcoran Gallery, The Whitney, the Philadelphia Art Museum, New York University and many others.'
She lived from 1908 – 2002.