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Leon Polk Smith  1906-1996, US

Rank (2014): 3753 – 

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Painting
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to top Most exhibitions in:

Country
USA 47
Germany 24
France 2
Austria 2




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Artist Rank
Ellsworth Kelly  105 14
François Morellet  63 13
Josef Albers  76 13




to top Most exhibitions held at:

Institution
  Washburn Gallery, USA 12
  The Rose Art Museum, USA 4
  Jason McCoy Gallery, USA 4
  Wilhelm Hack Museum, Germany 4
  Situation Kunst, Germany 3



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20.5.1906 Born in Ada, OK (US)


4.12.1996 Died in New York City, NY (US)

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Public exhibitions (Selection) 79  Please report missing Information



to top Solo shows   27


2013
   Space Considered - Valerie Carberry Gallery, Chicago, IL

2011
   Leon Polk Smith - Situation Kunst, Bochum
   Leon Polk Smith - 50 Years of Separation - Washburn Gallery, New York City, NY

2010
   Leon Polk Smith: The Tamarind Lithography Workshop - Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX

2009
   Leon Polk Smith - A Constellation with Works on Paper - Washburn Gallery, New York City, NY

2008
   Leon Polk Smith: " Torn Paper Drawings: 1956-1964" - Washburn Gallery, New York City, NY

2007
   Leon Polk Smith: The Constellation Paintings - Louis Stern Fine Arts, West Hollywood, CA

2006
   Leon Polk Smith - 10 Paintings, 1945-1950 - Washburn Gallery, New York City, NY
   Leon Polk Smith: American Original - Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman, OK
   Leon Polk Smith - 100 jahre suche - Edition+Galerie Hoffmann u. Co, Friedberg
   Leon Polk Smith: Invention: A Centennial Celebration of his Oeuvre - Jason McCoy Gallery, New York City, NY

2005
   Leon Polk Smith - Forms and Functions - Washburn Gallery, New York City, NY

2002
   Leon Polk Smith - Baseballs, Basketballs and Tennis - Washburn Gallery, New York City, NY

2001
   Leon Polk Smith - Arithmeum, Bonn

2000
   Leon Polk Smith - Cattlebrands and Columns from the 1940s - Washburn Gallery, New York City, NY

1999
Description and image  leon polk smith - antigravity - Edition + Galerie Hoffmann, Friedberg

1995
   Leon Polk Smith: American Painter - Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York City, NY

1989
   Leon Polk Smith - Musee de Grenoble, Grenoble
   Leon Polk Smith - Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen

1984
   Leon Polk Smith - Collagen 1981 - 1983 - Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin
   Leon Polk Smith - Washburn Gallery, New York City, NY

1982
   Leon Polk Smith - Paintings 1945-1950 - Washburn Gallery, New York City, NY

1981
   Leon Polk Smith - Black and White Tondos - Washburn Gallery, New York City, NY
   Leon Polk Smith - Drawings, Collages and Paintings - Washburn Gallery, New York City, NY

1968
   Leon Polk Smith - Paintings, Reliefs and Drawings - The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX
   Leon Polk Smith - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
   Leon Polk Smith - The Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA

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2013
   Against Nature: Hard Edge Abstraction - James Graham & Sons, New York City, NY
   Constructive, Concrete - Museum Ritter, Waldenbuch

2012
   Intercambio global. Abstracción geométrica desde 1950 - MACBA - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
   Aufbruch - Malerei und realer Raum - Museum im Kulturspeicher, Würzburg
   Paper Band - Jason McCoy Gallery, New York City, NY
   Aufbruch. Malerei und realer Raum - AdK - Akademie der Künste, Berlin
Description and image Georg Kargl Fine Arts & Georg Kargl BoxGEORG KARGL FINE ARTS - 1964 ein Stimmungsbild - Georg Kargl Fine Arts & Georg Kargl Box, Vienna Send message
   Rodin To Now: Modern Sculpture - Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
   Aufbruch - Malerei und realer Raum - Museum Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern
   Happier Than The Morning Sun - Galerie Clemens Thimme, Karlsruhe

2011
   Contemporary Drawings from the Irving Stenn Jr. Collection - The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
   Aufbruch – Malerei und realer Raum - Situation Kunst, Bochum
   Color Field Revised - Loretta Howard Gallery, New York City, NY
   The Erling Neby Collection - Henie Onstad Art Centre, Høvikodden
   Red Country Pictures - Benrimon Contemporary, New York City, NY

2010
   Holiday Group Show - Op, Pop and Geo Again - David Richard Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
   Dear Santa - Cooley Gallery, Old Lyme, CT
   Contemporary Works From The Collection - Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME
   Black & White - Jason McCoy Gallery, New York City, NY
   Real And Abstract: Contemporary Art From The Farnsworth - Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME
   Constructive Spirit: Abstract Art in South and North America - The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ

2009
   Entwicklungen - Edition + Galerie Hoffmann, Friedberg
   Paper: Pressed, Stained, Slashed, Folded - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
   1968-69: 40 Years Later - Armand Bartos Fine Art, New York City, NY

2008
   Nur der Schein trügt nicht - Situation Kunst, Bochum
Description  Works on Paper: The Natalie and Irving Forman Collection - Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
   Paper Trail II: Passing Through Clouds - The Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA
   Arp to Reinhardt: Rose Geometries - The Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA

2007
   Options within Realism - Jason McCoy Gallery, New York City, NY

2006
   Surface Matter: Collage from the collection - Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Description and image Georg Kargl Fine Arts & Georg Kargl BoxI still love the 20th century - Georg Kargl Fine Arts & Georg Kargl Box, Vienna Send message

2005
Description  Kunst, die man nicht immer sieht - Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen
   In neuer Frische - Neupräsentation der Sammlung - Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen

2004
   Grenzüberschreitung / passing boundaries - Galerie m Bochum, Bochum
   25 Jahre Wilhelm-Hack-Museum - 25 Jahre Sammeln - Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen

2003
   Kunst zeigt, was man nicht sieht. Die Städtische Sammlung Erlangen – Überblicke - Kunstpalais Erlangen, Erlangen
   Guest Art. Das Kunsthaus mit Leihgaben zu Gast - Haus Konstruktiv, Stiftung für konstruktive und konkrete Kunst, Zurich

2002
Description  Flatline - Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2000
   Art concret - Espace de l’art concret, Mouans Sartoux

1999
   Alchemies of the Sixties. From the Rose Art Museum Permanent Collection - The Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA

1998
   Constructing Structure - Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
   Defining the Edge: Early American Abstraction Selections from the Collection of Dr. Peter B. Fischer - Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York City, NY
   Defining the Edge - Early American Abstraction-Selections - Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

1996
   PAPIER, Bestandsaufnahme XIII - Galerie m Bochum, Bochum

1995
   Von Werk zu Werk - NBK - Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin

1994
   Konstruktiv-Konkret – Aus den Beständen des Wilhelm-Hack-Museums, Ludwigshafen am Rhein - Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg

1993
   Aus der Sammlung IX - Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg

1990
   Konkret Zehn - Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg

1981
   Bolotowsky, L. P. Smith, Youngerman - Washburn Gallery, New York City, NY

1976
   New York in Europa - Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin

1962
   Geometric abstraction in America : March - Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NY
   65th Annual American Exhibition - The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

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Germany

 Edition+Galerie Hoffmann u. Co, Friedberg

Switzerland

 Galerie Carmen Weber, Zug

United Kingdom

 James Kinmont Fine Art, London (England)

USA

 Armand Bartos Fine Art, New York City, NY
 Jason McCoy Gallery, New York City, NY
 Washburn Gallery, New York City, NY
 Levis Fine Art, Ossining, NY

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Argentina

 MACBA - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires

Germany

 Kunstpalais Erlangen, Erlangen
 Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt
 Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen

Israel

 The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

USA

 Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
 The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
 Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
 Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
 The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX
 MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
 Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman, OK

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