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  1. Mar 9, 2012 · 1 of 5. Summary of David Smith. Among the greatest American sculptors of the 20 th century, David Smith was the first to work with welded metal. He wove a rich mythology around this rugged work, often talking of the formative experiences he had in his youth while working in a car body workshop.

    • American
    • March 9, 1906
    • Decatur, Indiana
    • May 23, 1965
  2. Roland David Smith (March 9, 1906 – May 23, 1965) was an influential and innovative American abstract expressionist sculptor and painter, widely known for creating large steel abstract geometric sculptures. Born in Decatur, Indiana, Smith initially pursued painting, receiving training at the Art Students League in New York from 1926 to 1930.

    Title
    Year
    Description
    Saw Head
    1963
    sculpture of iron and bronze, painted
    Home of the welder
    1945
    steel sculpture, painted
    Title Unknown
    1940
    steel sculpture, painted
    1962
    steel sculpture
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  4. Roland David Smith (March 9, 1906 – May 23, 1965) was an influential and innovative American abstract expressionist sculptor and painter, widely known for creating large steel abstract geometric sculptures. Born in Decatur, Indiana, Smith initially pursued painting, receiving training at the Art Students League in New York from 1926 to 1930.

  5. Apr 9, 2024 · David Smith was an American sculptor whose pioneering welded metal sculpture and massive painted geometric forms made him the most original American sculptor in the decades after World War II. His work greatly influenced the brightly coloured “primary structures” of Minimal art during the 1960s.

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  6. Title: Becca. Artist: David Smith (American, Decatur, Indiana 1906–1965 Bennington, Vermont) Date: 1965. Medium: Stainless steel. Dimensions: 9 ft. 5 3/4 in. × 10 ft. 3 in. × 30 1/2 in., 2178 lb. (288.9 × 312.4 × 77.5 cm) Classification: Sculpture. Credit Line: Bequest of Miss Adelaide Milton de Groot (1876-1967), by exchange, 1972.

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    Roland David Smith (March 9, 1906 – May 23, 1965) was an influential and innovative American abstract expressionist sculptor and painter, widely known for creating large steel abstract geometric sculptures. Born in Decatur, Indiana, Smith initially pursued painting, receiving training at the Art Students League in New York from 1926 to 1930.

  8. Excerpt from David Smith, Bolton Landing. 8mm film by Robert Murray. 1965. The Estate of David Smith announces the publication of David Smith Sculpture: A Catalogue Raisonné, 1932–1965 . David Smith inspecting Voltri-Bolton V and Voltri-Bolton I with an assistant in Bolton Landing, New York, 1962.

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