Smith, David, 1906-1965

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1906-03-09
Death 1965-05-23
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Sculptor; Bolton Landing, N.Y.

From the description of David Smith interview, 1964 Oct. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80437636

Sculptor. Studied painting at the Art Students League in New York City between 1927 and 1932. Smith began working with sculpture around the time of leaving the League. In 1940 he moved to upstate New York where he remained until his death in 1965. Retrospective exhibitions of Smith's work at the Museum of Modern Art in 1957, and at the Fogg Art Museum in 1966.

From the description of Letters of David Smith, 1957-1965 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 234360172

Sculptor; Bolton Landing, N.Y.

Smith's Medals for Dishonor, completed in 1940, were explicit statements of protest against the horrors of war and violence. Smith befriended the writers, Williams Blake and his wife Christina Stead, after having read and been influenced by Blake's novel, THE PAINTER AND THE LADY. Dorothy Dehner, painter and sculptor, was Smith's first wife. They were married in 1927 and divorced in 1952. ART FOR THE MILLIONS, edited by Francis V. O'Connor, was originally intended to be published by the Federal Art Project but went unfinished. O'Connor took up the project and completed it in 1972.

From the description of David Smith miscellaneous papers, [ca. 1940]-1964. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86122973

Sculptor; Bolton Landing, N.Y.

Began his career as a painter. Studied at Art Students League. Was one of the first sculptors to develop a uniquely American abstract style. Worked in monumental style, incorporating painted metal and welding techniques into his work. Smith died in an automobile accident in May 1965.

From the description of David Smith sketchbook, 1954-1969. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 85015155

Sculptor; Bolton Landing, N.Y.

Began his career as a painter. Studied at Art Students League. Married artist Dorothy Dehner. Was one of the first sculptors to develop a uniquely American abstract style. Worked in monumental style, incorporating painted metal and welding techniques into his work. Smith died in an automobile accident in May 1965.

From the description of David Smith papers, 1926-1965. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122397015

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Subjects:

  • Sculpture, American
  • Medals
  • Sculptors
  • Sculpture, American--20th century
  • Art metal-work
  • Sculpture, Modern--20th century
  • Artists
  • Art, American
  • Art--American (?)--Reproductions
  • Sculpture, Modern
  • Sculptors--Interviews
  • Vertical files (Libraries)

Occupations:

  • Sculptors

Places:

  • New York (State)--Bolton Landing (as recorded)
  • New York (State)--Bolton Landing (as recorded)
  • New York (State)--Bolton Landing (as recorded)
  • New York (State) (as recorded)
  • Indiana (as recorded)
  • New York (State)--Bolton Landing (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)