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Leon Polk Smith    (American, 1906-1996)




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Biography
1906 Born May 20, Indian Territory, Chichasha, OK
1934 BA Oklahoma State University, Ada, OK
1938 MA Columbia University, New York
1943 Solomon R. Guggenheim Fellowship
1958 Longview Grant
1966 National Council of Arts Award
1968 Artist in Residence, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
1972 Artist in Residence, University of California at Davis
1979 Hassam and Speicher Fund Purchase Award, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York
1986 Distinguished alumnus award, East Central University, Ada, OK
1996 Died December 4, 1996, New York, NY

Exhibitions
2011 Situation Kunst, Bochum, Germany (solo)
2008 2008- Washburn Gallery, New York (solo)
2001 Arithmeum, Bonn, Germany (solo)
1999 - 2000 Wilhelm-Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany (solo)
1993 - 1995 The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York (solo)
1991 "Between Mondrian and Minimalism: Neo-Plasticism in America," Whitney Museum of American Art, Federal Reserve Plaza, New York
1987 The Butler Museum of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio (solo)
1982 Washburn Gallery, New York (solo)
1979 "Collection: Art in America After World War II," Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
1977 Galerie Denise Rene, New York (solo)
1976 "Contemporary Paintings, " Joe and Emily Lowe Art Gallery, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse University, New York Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland
1975 "American Art Since 1945," traveling exhibition, Museum of Modern Art, New York, Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts
1973 "Post-Mondrian Abstraction in America," Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois
1969 Museum of Fine Arts, Fort Worth, Texas (solo)
1968 San Francisco Museum of Art, California (solo)
1965 "The Responsive Eye," The Museum of Modern Art, New York
"A Decade of American Drawings,1955-1965, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
1963 "Twenty-eighth Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting," The Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC
1962 "Geometric Abstraction in America," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
1961 Stable Gallery, New York (solo)
"American Abstract Expressionist and Imagists, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
1956 Camino Gallery, New York (solo)
1952 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
1948 "Abstract and Surrealist American Art Fifty-eighth Annual Exhibition of American Paintings and Sculpture," The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
1946 Egan Gallery, New York (solo)
"Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture;, Watercolors and Drawings," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
1943 "Contemporary American Paintings from the Collection of the University of Arizona," Presented under the Auspices of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
1941 Uptown Gallery, New York (solo)
"International Water Color Exhibition-Eleventh Biennial," The Brooklyn Museum, New York
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