Leon Polk Smith

(American, 1906–1996)

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Leon Polk Smith

After "First One", 1954

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constellation twelve circles by leon polk smith

Leon Polk Smith

Constellation Twelve Circles, 1969

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correspondence black-silver by leon polk smith

Leon Polk Smith

Correspondence Black-Silver, 1962

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diagonal passage with horizontal by leon polk smith

Leon Polk Smith

Diagonal Passage with Horizontal, 1950

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diagonal passage: red-blue-yellow by leon polk smith

Leon Polk Smith

Diagonal Passage: Red-Blue-Yellow, 1949

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expanse by leon polk smith

Leon Polk Smith

Expanse, 1959

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Biography

Timeline

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

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)

Public Collections

University of Sydney Museum, Sydney, Australia
Detroit Institute of Arts, MI
Cleveland Museum of Art, OH
Birmingham Museum of Art, AL
The Brooklyn Museum, New York
Albright-Knox Museum of Art, Buffalo, NY
Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY