In commemoration of Esphyr’s 111th birthday, September 22,1908, The Slobodkina Foundation is honoring her with the launch of our new Caps for Sale website.

Children will get the chance to learn the story of how Caps for Sale was made, learn about Esphyr Slobodkina the author and artist, and all the other characters from Slobodkina’s many children’s books that are now part of the Caps for Sale series.

The Slobodkina Foundation will host several contests a year designed for both individual and classroom participation.

There is always a whole lot of “monkey business” going on here! You can visit our page at:

Our site is an ongoing project for us. We are dedicated to enhancing the visitor’s experience by adding something new every month.

Esphyr Slobodkina working on Caps for Sale
Esphyr Slobodkina working on Caps for Sale

In 1948 Esphyr Slobodkina bought a house and moved to Great Neck, NY, with her mother. She now had space to paint larger works. Here Slobodkina takes a break from abstract to produce a mural for her own enjoyment. Critics occasionally commented that Slobodkina should stay true to her passion and only paint abstractly, to which Slobodkina replied, “Nothing is too beautiful for me…I paint whatever I want”.