Eva Slater

Eva Slater (June 17, 1922 - May 2, 2011), a Hard-Edge performer was born in Berlin, Germany in 1922 and studied art at the Lette-Verein Academy. After World War II ended she moved to the United States where she worked as a fashion illustrator in New York City. After meeting her husband, John Slater, they moved to Los Angeles, California where she began studying painting at Art Center School of Design. It was there that she met Lorser Feitelson who founded the Los Angeles-based hard-edge art movement. Slater became a prominent devotee of the hard-edge hobby from 1950 through the late 1960s.[citation needed]

Slater's hard-edge paintings are characterized by smooth, meticulously painted surfaces taking into account elegant colors. Her unique contribution to the hard-edge motion was the use of intricate little triangles that would flow across the painting in irregular patterns. She referred to them as bodily much like “cells” which interlocked and helped to define the structure of the painting. The triangles concept was unaided in the to the front sixties and she went on to make a little number of pure difficult edge landscapes when large areas of flat color. She stopped painting in the late 1960s and became a scholar and miser of American Indian basketry, writing the book Panamint Shoshone Basketry, an American Art Form.

Slater died in Santa Barbara, in 2011.

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