David Smith | the artist
The artist David Smith
Born March 9, 1906, Decatur, Indiana, USA.
Died May 23, 1965, Bennington, USA.
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Abstract Expressionist David Smith was an important American sculptor of the 20th century. Transformed the importance of sculpture as a genre in the art of America. Abstract geometric sculptures. A friend of Gorky, de Kooning, and Pollock in the New York art scene.
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David Smith transformed sculpture with such works as "Cubi XVII." One of a series of twenty-eight Cubi sculptures that date from 1961 to 1965, "Cubi XVII" presents Smith’s fusion of European ideas of abstract form, from Brancusi, Arp, and other modernists to the psychological content of Giacometti, with the newfound freedom of scale and gesture of post-World War II American art…
Cubi III, 1961