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Study

A work made of pen and black ink, with green colored pencil, on ivory wove paper.
© 2019 The Estate of David Smith / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY.

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  • A work made of pen and black ink, with green colored pencil, on ivory wove paper.

Date:

1949

Artist:

David Smith
American, 1906-1965

About this artwork

Renowned today for his large metal sculptures, David Smith dropped out of the University of Notre Dame to become an automotive welder and riveter in the mid-1920s. In 1927 he joined the Art Students League in New York, where he first encountered the work of Pablo Picasso, Piet Mondrian, and the Russian Constructivists. There he also became friends with Arshile Gorky, Willem de Kooning, Jan Matulka, and Jackson Pollock, all pioneering practitioners of abstraction in the United States.

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Artist

David Smith

Title

Study

Origin

United States

Date

1949

Medium

Pen and black ink, with green colored pencil, on ivory wove paper

Dimensions

516 × 665 mm

Credit Line

AIC Insurance Depreciation Fund

Reference Number

1954.123

Copyright

© 2019 The Estate of David Smith / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY.

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