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David Smith sketchbook, 1954-1969

Creator:
Smith, David, 1906-1965
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1 reel microfilm
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Summary:
A sketchbook in black and white containing sketches and studies beginning in April, 1954 for the Willard Gallery. Sketches and studies are for the sculpture projects "Bicycle," "Ridge Runner," "Monday Woman," "Europa," "Tanktotem III," and "Tanktotem IV." Also included are notes on the sketches and some financial statements, one short letter from Smith's daughter Rebecca Smith, and three family photographs.
Citation:
David Smith sketchbook, 1954-1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel 2300 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Original returned to lender, Adam Mekler, after microfilming.
Loan:
Loan
Biography Note:
David Smith (1906-1965) was a sculptor from 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.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1981 by Adam Mekler, a California gallery owner.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Journals (accounts)
Photographs
Sculptors
Sculpture, American
Sculpture, Modern
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11508
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)256346
AAA_collcode_smithdavid
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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