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Street Corner

Street Corner


Abe Blashko

American, 1920 - 2011

Among my sources of inspiration were the Public Market, the Pioneer Square district, known as Skid Row, and an awareness of the worldwide conflict that managed to creep into my subject matter . . . .

— Abe Blashko

Lithographic crayon on cream-colored heavy weight wove paper
19 7/8 x 13 1/4 in.
Eugene Fuller Memorial Collection
Provenance: The artist, Seattle, to Seattle Art Museum, July 1940, purchase (for $30)
Not currently on view


Exhibition HistoryIn chronological order:

{possibly Seattle, Seattle Art Museum, Drawings by Abe Blashko, November 9-December 4, 1938. No catalogue.}

Seattle, Seattle Art Museum, Northwest Art of the 1930s, April 27-July 30, 1995. No catalogue.
Published Referencescf. Hackett, Regina. “SAM Show Unearths Views of a Long-lost Pacific Northwest,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, April 29, 1995: p. 22 [review of 1995 show; lengthy commentary on three Blashko drawings, none identified].

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