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  1. 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.

  2. Mar 9, 2012 · 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.

  3. May 19, 2024 · David Smith (born March 9, 1906, Decatur, Indiana, U.S.—died May 23, 1965, Albany, New York) 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.

  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. www.moma.org › artists › 5480David Smith | MoMA

    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.

  6. www.artnet.com › artists › david-smith-2David Smith | Artnet

    Monograph. David Smith was an early Abstract Expressionist sculptor who welded steel into large geometric works. Throughout Smiths career, he also created paintings and drawings that utilized Abstract Expressionist techniques. “Art is a paradox that has no laws to bind it,” the artist once mused. “When art exists it becomes tradition.

  7. 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. Accession Number ...

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