(1878 - 1942)
Abastenia St Leger Eberle was active/lived in New York, Iowa. Abastenia Eberle is known for sculpture-immigrant figure.
Biography Abastenia Eberle
A sculptor of highly realistic figures, Abastenia Eberle was especially
focused on children of the Lower East Side of New York City when that
part of the city was full of immigrants and of resulting social
problems. With the eye of a photojournalist and without
sentimentality, she recorded the lives of these people including the
plight of immigrant females in a piece titled White Slave.
This sculpture was her entry in the New York 1913 Armory Show and
shocked people because it showed a girl being sold into white
slavery. Other works including The Dance of the Ghetto Children and Roller Skating showed youngsters at play, having spontaneous fun.
was born in Webster City, Iowa, and
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