Esther Gentle: Expressions
Esther Gentle (American, 1899-1991) was an independent artist who didn't conform to any particular contemporary art movement. Though her whimsical sculptures are her best-known work, Gentle worked as a painter and printmaker. Esther Gentle was Abraham Rattner's second wife and Allen Leepa's mother.esther

At left: Esther Gentle
(American, 1899-1991)
Painted Figures, 1984-85

Acrylic on wood, approx. 5
feet x 16 1/4 in. x 4 1/2 in.
Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art

At right: Esther Gentle
Untitled (Wreath), 1954

Watercolor on paper, 6 x 8 3/4 in.
Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art