Esphyr Slobodkina

Russian American artist, children's illustrator and writer

1908   -   2002

country of citizenship: Russia, United States of America
language of expression: English, Russian
educated at: National Academy of Design
occupation: writer, painter, children's writer, sculptor, printmaker

Esphyr Slobodkina (Russian: Эсфирь Соломоновна Слободкина; September 22, 1908 – July 21, 2002) was a Russian-American artist, author, and illustrator, best known for her classic children's picture book Caps for Sale. Slobodkina was a celebrated avant garde artist and feminist in the middle part of the 20th century.
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Caps for Sale

American children's picture book, 1940, New Yorkː W. R. Scott, Inc.

author: Esphyr Slobodkina
illustrator: Esphyr Slobodkina


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