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Untitled (Abstract Drawing)

Untitled (Abstract Drawing), 1963, Mixed Media
David Smith (American, 1906 – 1965)

David Smith is acclaimed for his large-scale steel sculptures featuring abstract geometric forms. Smith built tanks and locomotives during World War II, honing his skills as a welder.  The artist was also a prolific painter and draftsman, turning out hundreds of drawings a year. This gestural work is reminiscent of his sculptures, with bold shapes moving against negative space.