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      • 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.
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  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.

  3. 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.

    • American
    • March 9, 1906
    • Decatur, Indiana
    • May 23, 1965
  4. May 19, 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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  5. Oct 6, 2022 · Brenson’s biography, David Smith: The Art and Life of a Transformational Sculptor, has a title that suggests grandness, admiration, and ego stroking. But what is contained within its...

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  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. May 29, 2018 · David Smith (1906-1965), American sculptor and painter, pioneered in exploiting welded, openwork metal sculpture. His art was very influential, and he was one of the most significant American artists during the 1950s.

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