[From the Community Collection, a public trust in Agincourt, Iowa]
SLATTERY, Martin Joseph, jr [born 1928]
oil on canvas panel / 16 inches by 20 inches
Compare this urban abstraction with the slightly larger “Stop on Red” by Edmund Edward Niemann. Niemann was a highly regarded mid-century New York City artist who studied at the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League. Slattery on the other hand is known only from this single painting, yet they both represent mid-century abstraction of a high quality. How Slattery came to the attention of the Bendix family is uncertain, though we continue to research his identity.