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One of the foremost artists of the twentieth century and the sculptor most closely linked to the Abstract Expressionist movement, David Smith is known for his use of industrial methods and materials, and the integration of open space into sculpture. Over a 33-year career, Smith greatly expanded the notion of what sculpture could be, questioning its relationship with the space it was created in and its final habitat; from the artist’s atelier and art foundry into the realms of industry and nature. Spanning pure abstraction and poetic figuration, Smith’s deeply humanist vision has inspired generations of sculptors for the decades since his death.

Born in 1906 in Decatur, Indiana, Smith worked as an automobile welder and riveter before moving to New York to study at the Art Students League. In 1929 he bought a farm in Bolton Landing, in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York – an idyllic location where he would settle permanently in 1940 and with which he would be forever associated. When Smith died suddenly at the age of 59 in a tragic car accident, he left behind an expansive, complex and powerful body of work that continues to exert influence upon younger generations of artists today. He is widely acknowledged to have created the first welded metal sculpture in America.

Painting and drawing remained integral to Smith’s creative output throughout his career. ‘Drawings,’ he claimed, ‘are studies for sculpture, sometimes what sculpture is, sometimes what sculpture never can be.’ Around 1958, almost immediately after the invention of the aerosol spray can, Smith began his Sprays. Made simultaneously with some of his most rigorously geometric sculpture, the Sprays are often loosely gestural. Though the Sprays freed Smith’s form from the sculptural constraints of gravity, for Smith the two mediums were conceptually continuous. With the Sprays, Smith adopted a medium that was developed from, and perfectly aligned with, his sculptural process, encapsulating the overlap between between his two- and three-dimensional activities.

Biography

Born Decatur IN, 1906

Died Bennington VT, 1965

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019 Yorkshire Sculpture Park, 'David Smith. As part of Yorkshire Sculpture International', West Bretton, England

2017 Hauser & Wirth, 'Origins & Innovations', New York NY

2016 Hauser & Wirth, 'Form in Colour', Zurich, Switzerland

2015 Galerie Karsten Greve, 'David Smith: Drawings and Sculpture. Acting in Space', Paris, France
Ordovas Gallery, 'Giacometti-Smith', London, England

2014 Clark Art Institute, 'Raw Colour: The Circles of David Smith', Williamstown MA
Craig F. Starr Gallery, 'Helen Frankenthaler and David Smith', New York NY

2013 Gagosian Gallery, 'David Smith: The Forgings', New York NY

2012 Galerie Gmurzynska, 'David Smith: Points of Power', St. Moritz, Switzerland
Wexner Center for the Arts, 'David Smith: Cubes and Anarchy', Columbus OH (Travelling exhibition)

2011 Margo Leavin Gallery, 'David Smith: Drawing Space', Los Angeles LA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 'David Smith: Cubes and Anarchy', Los Angeles CA (Travelling exhibition)
Whitney Museum of American Art, 'David Smith: Cubes and Anarchy', New York NY (Travelling exhibition)
The Phillips Collection, 'David Smith Invents', Washington DC
American Contemporary Art Gallery, 'David Smith: Paintings and Works on Paper from the 1950s', Munich, Germany
IVAM (Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno), Centro Julio González, 'Julio González/ David Smith: un diálogo sobre la escultura', Valencia, Spain

2010 Gagosian Gallery, New York NY
Craig F. Starr Gallery, 'David Smith: Don Quixote', New York NY

2009 Russell Bowman Gallery, 'David Smith: Works on Paper', Chicago IL
Lehmbruck Museum, 'David Smith – Working Surface', Duisburg, Germany (Travelling exhibition)

2008 Galerie Gmurzynska, 'David Smith: Working Surface – Drawings, Paintings, Sculptures 1932 – 1962', Zurich, Switzerland (Travelling exhibition)
Gagosian Gallery, 'David Smith: Sprays', New York NY
Margo Leavin Gallery, 'David Smith. Object and Image: Small Paintings 1954 – 1958', Los Angeles CA (Travelling exhibition)

2007 Art Basel Miami, 'David Smith, Object and Image: Small Paintings: 1954 – 1958', Miami FL (Travelling exhibition)

2006 American Contemporary Art Gallery, 'David Smith: Sprays', Munich, Germany
Knoedler & Company, 'Seeing David Smith: Photographs by Dan Budnik', New York NY (Travelling exhibition)
Silvermine Guild Arts Center, 'Seeing David Smith: Photographs by Dan Budnik', New Canaan CT (Travelling exhibition)
The Hyde Collection, 'Seeing David Smith: Photographs by Dan Budnik', Glens Falls NY (Travelling exhibition)
Gagosian Gallery, 'David Smith: Personage', New York NY (Travelling exhibition)
Gagosian Gallery, 'David Smith: Personage' London, England (Travelling exhibition)
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 'David Smith: A Centennial', New York NY (Travelling exhibition)
Musée national d'art moderne, Centre Pompidou, 'David Smith: A Centennial', Paris, France (Travelling exhibition)
Tate Modern, 'David Smith: A Centennial', London, England (Travelling exhibition)

2005 Margo Leavin Gallery, 'David Smith: Paintings and Drawings 1955 – 1958', Los Angeles CA
Nasher Sculpture Center, 'David Smith: Drawing + Sculpting', Dallas TX

2004 IVAM (Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno), Centro Julio González, Spain, 'David Smith: Dibujante. Entre Eros y Tánatos [David Smith: Draftsman. Between Eros and Thanatos]', Valencia, Spain
Gagosian Gallery, 'David Smith, Related Clues: Drawings, Paintings and Sculpture 1931 – 1964', New York NY

2003 American Contemporary Art Gallery, 'A Selection from the Estate: David Smith -- Works on Paper 1952 – 1960', Munich, Germany
École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts, Chapelle des Petits-Augins, 'Dessins de David Smith: un choix d'Alain Kirili [Drawings by David Smith: Selected by Alain Kirili', Paris, France

2001 Washburn Gallery, 'Jackson Pollock and David Smith: Paintings and Sculptures from the 1930s and the 1940s', New York NY
Margo Leavin Gallery, 'David Smith. Ink Drawings from 1957', Los Angeles CA

2000 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 'David Smith on the Roof', New York NY
Gagosian Gallery, 'David Smith. The Last Nudes', New York NY (Travelling exhibition)
Gagosian Gallery, 'David Smith. The Last Nudes', London, England (Travelling exhibition)
Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College, 'David Smith: Two into Three Dimensions' Portland OR (Travelling exhibition)
Newcomb Art Gallery, Tulane University, 'David Smith: Two into Three Dimensions', New Orleans LA (Travelling exhibition)
Mary and Leigh Block Art Museum, Northwestern University, 'David Smith: Two into Three Dimensions', Evanston IL (Travelling exhibition)
Lyman Allyn Museum of Art, Connecticut College, 'David Smith: Two into Three Dimensions', New London CT (Travelling exhibition)
National Academy of Design Museum, 'David Smith: Two into Three Dimensions', New York NY (Travelling exhibition)

1999 Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 'David Smith: Paintings, Sculptures and Medals', Tel Aviv, Israel
Storm King Art Center, 'The Fields of David Smith', Mountainville NY

1998 Gagosian Gallery, 'Painted Steel: The Late Works of David Smith', New York NY
Storm King Art Center, 'The Fields of David Smith', Mountainville NY
Matthew Marks Gallery, 'David Smith: Photographs 1931 – 1965', New York NY (Travelling exhibition)
Fraenkel Gallery, 'David Smith: Photographs 1931 – 1965', San Francisco CA (Travelling exhibition)
Museum of Contemporary Art, 'David Smith: Stop Action', North Miami FL

1997 Hill Gallery, 'David Smith: "Replacing the Shower of Sparks with the Spray of Paint," Sprays and Drawings', Birmingham MI
Storm King Art Center, 'The Fields of David Smith', Mountainville NY

1996 Columbus Museum of Art, 'David Smith: Medals for Dishonor', Columbus OH (Travelling exhibition)
DePree Art Center, Hope College, 'David Smith: Medals for Dishonor', Holland MI, (Travelling exhibition)
Boston University Art Gallery, 'David Smith: Medals for Dishonor', Boston MA (Travelling exhibition)
IVAM (Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno), Centro Julio González, 'David Smith', Valencia, Spain (Travelling exhibition)
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, 'David Smith', Madrid, Spain (Travelling exhibition)
Knoedler and Company, 'David Smith and Italy: Voltri Landscapes and Sprays', New York NY
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, 'David Smith and Italy: Voltri Landscapes and Sprays', Memphis TN

1995 Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, 'David Smith: "This Work Is My Identity"', Cambridge MA
Prada MilanoArte, 'David Smith in Italy', Milan, Italy
Knoedler & Co, 'David Smith and Italy: Voltri Landscapes and Sprays', New York NY (Travelling exhibition)
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, 'David Smith and Italy: Voltri Landscapes and Sprays', Mephis TN (Travelling exhibition)
Knoedler Gallery, 'David Smith: To and From the Figure', New York NY (Travelling exhibition)
Akira Ikeda Gallery, 'David Smith: To and From the Figure', Tokyo, Japan (Travelling exhibition)
Galerie Piltzer, 'David Smith: To and From the Figure', Paris, France (Travelling exhibition)
Joan T. Washburn Gallery, 'David Smith: The Inspiration of Music', New York NY

1994 Matthew Marks Gallery, 'David Smith, Medals for Dishonor, 1937 – 1940', New York NY
Sezon Museum of Art, 'David Smith', Tokyo, Japan (Travelling exhibition)
Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, 'David Smith', Shizuoka, Japan (Travelling exhibition)
The Museum of Modern Art, 'David Smith', Shiga, Japan (Travelling exhibition)
Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art, 'David Smith', Chiba, Japan (Travelling exhibition)
Margo Leavin Gallery, 'David Smith. The Charcoal Drawings: 1958', Los Angeles CA

1992 Knoedler & Company, 'David Smith: Sculpture and Drawings', New York NY

1991 Imperial War Museum, 'David Smith: Medals For Dishonor, 1937 – 1940', London, England, (organised by the Henry Moore Centre for the Study of Sculpture at the Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, England, and Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London, England) (Travelling exhibition)
The Museum of Modern Art, 'David Smith: Medals For Dishonor, 1937 – 1940', Oxford, England (Travelling exhibition)
Leeds City Art Gallery, 'David Smith: Medals For Dishonor, 1937 – 1940', Leeds, England (Travelling exhibition)
Arnolfini Gallery, 'David Smith: Medals For Dishonor, 1937 – 1940', Bristol, England (Travelling exhibition)

1990 Washburn Gallery, 'David Smith: Paintings into Sculpture', New York NY
Heide Park and Art Gallery, The Fourth Australian Sculpture Triennial, 'David Smith: Drawings and Sculpture', Bulleen, Victoria, Australia
Knoedler & Company, 'David Smith. Nudes: Drawings and Paintings from 1927 – 1964', New York NY (Travelling exhibition)
The Montclair Art Museum, 'David Smith. Nudes: Drawings and Paintings from 1927 – 1964', Montclair NJ (Travelling exhibition)
Margo Leavin Gallery, 'David Smith: Works on Paper', Los Angeles CA

1988 Akira Ikeda Gallery, 'David Smith: Sculpture and Drawings', Tokyo, Japan
Anthony d'Offay Gallery, 'David Smith: Drawings of the Fifties', London, England
The Frederick R. Meyer Art Center, The Lamont Gallery, Phillips Exeter Academy, 'The Drawings of David Smith', Exeter NH

1987 Washburn Gallery, 'David Smith: Paintings from the 1930's', New York NY
Pace Prints, 'David Smith: The Prints', New York NY

1986 M. Knoedler & Co., 'David Smith: Drawings and Sculpture', New York NY
Galerie Hans Strelow, 'David Smith, Die reifen Jahre, 1951 – 1965: Skulpturen und Zeichnungen [David Smith, the Mature Years, 1951 – 1965: Sculpture and Drawings]', Düsseldorf, Germany
Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, 'David Smith, Skulpturen, Zeichnungen [David Smith, Sculpture and Drawings]', Düsseldorf, Germany (Travelling exhibition)
Städtische Galerie im Städelschen Kunstinstitut, 'David Smith, Skulpturen, Zeichnungen [David Smith, Sculpture and Drawings]' Frankfurt, Germany (Travelling exhibition)
Whitechapel Art Gallery, 'David Smith, Skulpturen, Zeichnungen [David Smith, Sculpture and Drawings]', London, England (Travelling exhibition)

1985 Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 'The Drawings of David Smith', Oklahoma City OK (Travelling exhibition)
St. Louis Art Museum, 'The Drawings of David Smith', St. Louis MO (Travelling exhibition)
'The Frederick R. Mayer Art Center, Phillips Exeter Academy, 'The Drawings of David Smith' Exeter NH (Travelling exhibition)
Anthony d'Offay, 'David Smith: Sprays From Bolton Landing', London, England

1984 M. Knoedler & Co., 'David Smith: Sculpture, Painting and Drawing of the Fifties', New York NY
Nielsen Gallery, 'David Smith: Selected Drawings, 1946 – 1960', Boston MA
The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, 'Dorothy Dehner/David Smith: Their Decades of Search and Fulfillment', New Brunswick NJ (Travelling exhibition) Skidmore College Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs NY (Travelling exhibition)
Jeffrey Hoffeld & Co., Inc, 'David Smith: Drawings for Sculpture, 1954 – 1960', New York NY

1983 Washburn Gallery, 'David Smith: Paintings from 1930 – 1947', New York NY
Arts Club of Chicago, 'David Smith: Spray Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture', Chicago IL
Milwaukee Art Museum, 'David Smith: Workbook Drawings for Sculpture (1954 – 1964)', Milwaukee WI
M. Knoedler & Co., 'David Smith: Sculpture, Painting, Drawing', New York NY

1982 National Gallery of Art, 'David Smith', Washington DC
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 'From The Life of the Artist: A Documentary View of David Smith', Washington DC (Travelling exhibition)
San Antonio Museum of Art, 'From The Life of the Artist: A Documentary View of David Smith', San Antonio TX (Travelling exhibition)
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Smithsonian Institution, 'David Smith. Painter, Sculptor, Draftsman', Washington DC (Travelling exhibition)
San Antonio Museum of Art, 'David Smith. Painter, Sculptor, Draftsman', San Antonio TX (Travelling exhibition)
Storm King Art Center, 'David Smith: Drawings for Sculpture, 1954 – 1964', Mountainville NY
Janie C. Lee Gallery, 'David Smith: Drawings', Houston TX

1981 M. Knoedler & Co., 'David Smith: Spray Paintings and Works on Paper', New York NY
Klonaridis Gallery, 'David Smith: Drawings', Toronto ON
Mekler Gallery, 'David Smith, Drawings for Sculpture: 1954 – 1964', Los Angeles CA
Edmonton Art Gallery, 'David Smith, The Formative Years: Sculptures and Drawings from the 1930's and 1940's', Edmonton AB (Travelling exhibition)
Art Museum, 'David Smith, The Formative Years: Sculptures and Drawings from the 1930's and 1940's', Seattle WA (Travelling exhibition)
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 'David Smith, The Formative Years: Sculptures and Drawings from the 1930's and 1940's', Winnipeg MB (Travelling exhibition)
Art Gallery of Hamilton, 'David Smith, The Formative Years: Sculptures and Drawings from the 1930's and 1940's', Hamilton ON (Travelling exhibition)
Art Gallery of Windsor, 'David Smith, The Formative Years: Sculptures and Drawings from the 1930's and 1940's', Windsor ON (Travelling exhibition)
M. Knoedler and Company, 'David Smith, The Formative Years: Sculptures and Drawings from the 1930's and 1940's', New York NY (Travelling exhibition)

1980 Serpentine Gallery, 'David Smith; Sculpture and Drawings', London, England
M. Knoedler and Company, 'David Smith: Drawings with Color', New York NY

1979 Whitney Museum of American Art, 'David Smith: The Drawings', New York NY (Travelling exhibition)
Serpentine Gallery, 'David Smith: The Drawings', London, England (Travelling exhibition) Detroit Institute of Art, 'David Smith: The Drawings', Detroit MI (Travelling exhibition)
The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 'David Smith: The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection', Washington DC
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas, 'David Smith, Robert Motherwell', Caracas, Venezuela
Hans Strelow Gallery, 'David Smith: Important Drawings from the Estate of the American Sculptor (1906 – 1965)', Düsseldorf, Germany
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, 'David Smith: Sculpture, Drawings, and Paintings',
Cambridge MA
Galerie Wentzel, 'David Smith 1906 –1965: Wichtige Zeichungen aus dem Nachlass [Important Drawings from the Estate', Hamburg, Germany

1978 M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., 'David Smith (1906 – 1965)', New York NY

1977 M. Knoedler & Co., 'David Smith', New York NY

1976 Storm King Art Center, 'David Smith Exhibition', Mountainville NY
Knoedler Contemporary Art, 'David Smith: Paintings', New York NY
Knoedler Contemporary Art, 'David Smith: Small Sculptures', New York NY
Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Graphische Sammlung, 'David Smith: Zeichnungen [David Smith: Drawings]', Stuttgart, Germnay (Travelling exhibition)
Nationalgalerie Berlin Staatl. Museen Preusß, 'David Smith: Zeichnungen [David Smith: Drawings]', Berlin, Germany (Travelling exhibition)
Kulturbesitz, 'David Smith: Zeichnungen [David Smith: Drawings]', Berlin, Germany (Travelling exhibition)
Wilhelm-Lehmbruck-Museum der Stadt Duisburg, 'David Smith: Zeichnungen [David Smith: Drawings]', Duisburg, Germany (Travelling exhibition)

1975 Dart Gallery, 'David Smith Drawings 1952 –1963', Chicago IL

1974 Knoedler Contemporary Art, 'David Smith (1912 – 1965)', New York NY
American Federation of the Arts, 'Dan Budnik: The Terminal Iron Works, Photographs of His Friend David Smith, 1962/1963', New York NY (Travelling Exhibition)
University Art Gallery, State University of New York at Albany, 'Dan Budnik: The Terminal Iron Works, Photographs of His Friend David Smith, 1962/1963', New York NY (Travelling Exhibition)
University of Texas, 'Dan Budnik: The Terminal Iron Works, Photographs of His Friend David Smith, 1962/1963', Austin TX (Travelling Exhibition)
Rockland Community College, 'Dan Budnik: The Terminal Iron Works, Photographs of His Friend David Smith, 1962/1963', Suffern NY (Travelling Exhibition)
Center for Music, Drama and Art, 'Dan Budnik: The Terminal Iron Works, Photographs of His Friend David Smith, 1962/1963', Lake Placid NY (Travelling Exhibition)
Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, 'Dan Budnik: The Terminal Iron Works, Photographs of His Friend David Smith, 1962/1963' Hanover NH (Travelling Exhibition)
Hudson River Museum, 'Dan Budnik: The Terminal Iron Works, Photographs of His Friend David Smith, 1962/1963' Yonkers NY (Travelling Exhibition)
Charles W. Bowers Memorial Museum, 'Dan Budnik: The Terminal Iron Works, Photographs of His Friend David Smith, 1962/1963', Santa Ana CA (Travelling Exhibition)

1973 The Hyde Collection, 'David Smith of Bolton Landing: Sculpture and Drawings', Glens Falls NY
Knoedler Contemporary Art, 'David Smith: Drawings', New York NY

1971 Storm King Art Center, 'Sculpture by David Smith in the Storm King Art Center Collection', Mountainville NY

1969 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 'David Smith', New York NY (Travelling exhibition)
The Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, 'David Smith', Dallas TX (Travelling exhibition)
The Corcoran Gallery, 'David Smith', Washington DC (Travelling exhibition)

1968 Marlborough-Gerson Gallery Inc., 'David Smith: Small Sculpture of the Mid-Forties', New York NY

1967 Marlborough-Gerson Gallery Inc., 'David Smith: Eight Early Works, 1935 – 1938', New York NY

1966 Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, 'David Smith 1906 – 1965. A Retrospective Exhibition', Cambridge, MA (Travelling exhibition)
The Washington Gallery of Modern Art, 'David Smith 1906 – 1965', Washington DC (Travelling exhibition)
Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, 'David Smith 1906 – 1965', Otterlo, Netherlands (Travelling exhibition)
Tate Gallery, 'David Smith 1906 – 1965', London, England (Travelling exhibition)
Kunsthalle, 'David Smith 1906 – 1965', Basel, Switzerland (Travelling exhibition)
Stadische Kunstsammlung, 'David Smith 1906 – 1965', Nuremberg, Germany (Travelling exhibition)
Kusthalle, 'David Smith 1906 – 1965', Nuremberg, Germany (Travelling exhibition)
Wilhelm-Lehmbruck-Museum, 'David Smith 1906 – 1965', Duisburg, Germany (Travelling exhibition)

1965 Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 'David Smith: A Memorial Exhibition', Los Angeles CA
The Hyde Collection, 'David Smith 1906 – 1965', Glens Falls NY

1964 Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, 'David Smith: Sculpture and
Drawings', Philadelphia PA
The Hyde Collection, 'David Smith', Glens Falls NY
Marlborough-­Gerson Gallery Inc., 'David Smith', New York NY

1963 State University of New York, 'David Smith: Drawings', Plattsburg OH (Travelling exhibition)
Bowling Green State University, 'David Smith: Drawings', Bowling Green OH (Travelling exhibition)
University of Manitoba, 'David Smith: Drawings', Winnipeg MB (Travelling exhibition)
Northern Michigan University, 'David Smith: Drawings', Marquette MI (Travelling exhibition)
Mankato State College, 'David Smith: Drawings', Mankato MI (Travelling exhibition)
State College of Oswego, 'David Smith: Drawings', Oswego NY (Travelling exhibition)
J.B. Speed Art Museum, 'David Smith: Drawings', Louisville KY (Travelling exhibition)
Paterson State College, 'David Smith: Drawings', Wayne NJ (Travelling exhibition)
Green Mountain College, 'David Smith: Drawings', Poultney VT (Travelling exhibition)
Madison Art Association, 'David Smith: Drawings', Madison WI (Travelling exhibition)
University of Detroit, 'David Smith: Drawings', Detroit MI (Travelling exhibition)
Skidmore College, 'David Smith: Drawings', Saratoga Springs NY (Travelling exhibition)
Wichita State University, 'David Smith: Drawings', Wichita KS (Travelling exhibition)
Fresno State College, 'David Smith: Drawings', Fresno CA (Travelling exhibition)
Balin-Traube Gallery, 'David Smith: A Decade of Drawings 1953 – 63', New York NY

1961 Otto Gerson Gallery, 'David Smith: Recent Sculpture', New York NY
Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, 'David Smith', New York NY (Travelling exhibition)
The Phillips-Exeter Academy, 'David Smith: Recent Sculpture', Exteter NH (Travelling exhibition)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 'David Smith: Recent Sculpture', Cambridge MA (Travelling exhibition)
Phillips Collection, 'David Smith: Recent Sculpture', Washington DC (Travelling exhibition)
Herron Museum of Art, 'David Smith: Recent Sculpture', Indianapolis IN (Travelling exhibition)
Wadsworth Atheneum, 'David Smith: Recent Sculpture', Hartford CT (Travelling exhibition)
Southern Illinois University, 'David Smith: Recent Sculpture', Carbondale IL (Travelling exhibition)
Witte Memorial Museum, 'David Smith: Recent Sculpture', San Antonio TX (Travelling exhibition)

1960 Everett Ellin Gallery, 'David Smith, Sculpture & Drawings', Los Angeles CA
French & Company, Inc., 'Sculpture by David Smith', New York NY

1959 French and Company, Inc., 'David Smith: Paintings and Drawings', New York NY
The New Gallery, Bennington College, 'David Smith', Bennington VT

1957 Widdifield Gallery, 'David Smith (Sculpture in Silver)', New York NY
Fine Arts Associates, Otto M. Gerson, 'Sculpture by David Smith', New York NY
The Museum of Modern Art, 'David Smith', New York NY

1956 Willard Gallery, 'David Smith Sculpture – Drawings, 1954 – 56', New York NY

1954 Contemporary Arts Center in the Cincinnati Art Museum, 'David Smith: Sculpture, Drawings, Graphics', Cincinnati OH
Willard Art Gallery, 'David Smith', New York NY
Art Centre Gallery, Indiana University, 'David Smith', Bloomington IN

1953 Portland Art Museum, 'Drawings by David Smith', Portland OR
Willard Gallery, 'David Smith: Drawings', New York NY
Catholic University, 'Drawing, Paintings and Sculpture by David Smith', Washington DC
University of Arkansas, 'David Smith', Fayetteville AR
Kootz Gallery, in association with the Willard Gallery, 'David Smith: New Sculpture', New York NY

1952 Williams College Museum of Art, 'David Smith', Williamstown MA
Catholic University, 'Drawings, Paintings, and Sculptures by David Smith', Washington DC
Walker Art Center, 'Sculpture and Drawings: David Smith', Minneapolis MN
Willard Gallery and Kleeman Galleries, 'David Smith: Sculpture and Drawing', New York NY

1951 Bennington College, 'David Smith', Bennington VT
Willard Gallery, 'David Smith', New York NY

1950 Willard Gallery, 'David Smith', New York NY

1948 Allen R. Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville, 'David Smith Medals for Dishonor', Louisville KY

1947 Willard Gallery, 'David Smith: Sculpture, 1946 – 1947', New York NY
Skidmore College, 'Sculpture and Drawings by David Smith', Saratoga Springs NY
Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, 'David Smith', Utica NY
John Woodman Higgins Armory, 'Untitled Exhibition', Worcester MA

1946 Buchholz Gallery/Willard Gallery, 'The Sculpture of David Smith', New York NY
American Association of University Women, Baker Hotel, 'David Smith', Dallas TX (Travelling exhibition)
Gary Public Library, 'David Smith', Gary IN (Travelling exhibition)
Fort Wayne Civic Theatre, 'David Smith', Fort Worth IN (Travelling exhibition)
Worcester Pressed Steel Museum, 'David Smith', Worcester MA (Travelling exhibition)
Indiana State Teachers College, 'David Smith', Terre Haute IN (Travelling exhibition)
East Central State College and Public Library, 'David Smith', Ada OK (Travelling exhibition)
City Library, 'David Smith', Logan UT (Travelling exhibition)
Provo Public Library, 'David Smith', Provo IT (Travelling exhibition)
Butler Institute of Art, 'David Smith', Youngstown OH (Travelling exhibition)
Roosevelt College, 'David Smith', Chicago IL (Travelling exhibition)
St. Paul Gallery, and School of Art, 'Untitled Exhibition', St. Paul MI
Michigan State College, 'David Smith', East Lansing MI (Travelling exhibition)
Junior Gallery, 'David Smith', Louisville KY (Travelling exhibition)
Grinnell College, 'David Smith', Grinnell IA (Travelling exhibition)
Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 'David Smith', Auburn AL (Travelling exhibition)

1943 Willard Gallery, '7 Years', New York NY
Willard Gallery, 'David Smith', New York NY

1942 Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, 'David Smith', New York NY
Willard Gallery, 'Jewelry by David Smith', New York NY

1941 Walker Art Center, 'Medals For Dishonor', Minneapolis MN
Kalamazoo Institute of Art, 'Medals For Dishonor', Kalamazoo MI

1940 Willard Gallery, 'Medals for Dishonor by David Smith', New York NY
Neumann/Willard Gallery, 'David Smith', New York NY
St. Paul Gallery and School of Art, 'David Smith', Saint Paul MN (Travelling exhibition)
University Gallery, University of Minnesota, 'David Smith', Minneapolis MN (Travelling exhibition)

1939 Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, 'David Smith', New York NY

1938 East River Gallery, 'David Smith: Steel Sculpture', New York NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 Frist Art Museum, 'Monsters and Myths: Trans-Atlantic Surrealism in the 1930s and 1940s', Nashville TN (Travelling exhibition)
Baltimore Museum of Art, 'Monsters and Myths: Trans-Atlantic Surrealism in the 1930s and 1940s', Baltimore MD (Travelling exhibition)

2018 Firstsite, 'Bronze Age c. 3500 BC – AD 2018', Colchester, England
Hirschl & Adler, 'The Masters: Art Students League Teachers and their Students', New York NY (forthcoming)
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 'Monsters and Myths: Trans-Atlantic Surrealism in the 1930s and 1940s', Hartford CT (Travelling exhibition)

2017 Hauser & Wirth, 'Alexander Calder / David Smith', Zürich, Switzerland

2016 Hauser der Kunst, 'Postwar: Art Between the Pacific and the Atlantic, 1945 – 1965', Munich, Germany
Museum für Gegenwartskunst, 'Sculpture on the Move 1946 – 2016', Basel, Switzerland
Folkwang Museum, 'The Looser Collection. Dialogues', Essen, Germany
Royal Academy of Arts, 'Abstract Expressionism', London, England

2015 Smithsonian American Art Museum, 'Crosscurrents: Modern Art from the Sam Rose and Julie Walters Collection', Washington DC
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 'Marvelous Objects: Surrealist Sculpture from Paris to New York', Washington DC
Yale University Art Gallery, 'The Ceramic Presence in Modern Art: Selections from the Linda Leonard Schlenger Collection and Yale University Art Gallery', New Haven CT
Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, 'Tutto e felice nella vita dell'arte: Omaggio a Giovanni Carandente', Milan, Italy
Gagosian Gallery, 'Sprayed: Works from 1929 – 2015', London, England
Whitney Museum of American Art, 'America is Hard to See', New York NY
Paul Kasmin Gallery, 'The New York School, 1969: Henry Geldzahler at the Metropolitan Museum of Art', New York NY

2014 Clark Art Institute, 'Raw Color: The Circles of David Smith', Williamstown MA
Craig F. Starr Gallery, 'Helen Frankenthaler and David Smith',New York NY
Mnuchin Gallery, 'Casting Modernity: Bronze in the XXth Century', New York NY
Freedman Art, 'Carved, Cast, Crushed and Constructed', New York NY
Denver Art Museum, 'Modern Masters: 20th Century Icons from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery', Denver CO
Phillips Collection, 'Made in the USA: American Masters from the Phillips Collection, 1850 – 1970', Washington DC

2013 Centre Georges Pompidou, 'Le Surrealisme et l'objet', Paris, France
Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, 'The Nancy Graves Project & Special Guests', Aachen, Germany
Hauser & Wirth, 'Re-View: Onnasch Collection', London, England
Fondation Fernet-Branca, 'Abstraction Americaine', Saint-Louis, France
Hollis Taggert Galleries, 'Summer Selections', New York NY
Tacoma Art Museum, 'Drawing Line into Form: Works on Paper by Sculptors from the collection of BNY Mellon', Tacoma WA
The Hyde Collection, 'Fifty at Fifty: Five Decades of Collecting at The Hyde', Glens Falls NY

2012 New York Historical Society, 'WWII & NYC', New York NY
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, 'Encounters with the '30s', Madrid, Spain
State Hermitage Museum, 'Medals of Dishonour', St. Petersburg, Russia
Royal Academy of Arts, 'Bronze', London, England
Whitney Museum of American Art, 'Signs & Symbols', New York NY
Pace Gallery, 'Mythology', New York NY
Ordovas Gallery, 'Julio González: First Master of the Torch', London, England
Dallas Museum of Art, 'Face to Face: International Art at the DMA', Dallas TX
Neuberger Museum of Art, State University of New York at Purchase, 'American Vanguards: Graham, Davis, Gorky, de Kooning, and Their Circle, 1927 – 1942', Purchase NY
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Art Archive, 'Abstract Expressionisms: Painting and Drawings from the Collection', Berkeley CA
Margo Leavin Gallery, 'Drawn', Los Angeles CA

2011 Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno, 'Julio González / David Smith: un diálogo sobre la escultura', Valencia, Spain
Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 'Carolina Collects: 150 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art from Alumni Collections', Chapel Hill NC
Gagosian Gallery, 'Made in Italy', Rome, Italy
National Portrait Gallery, 'Capital Portraits: Treasures from Washington Private Collections', Washington DC
The Phillips Collection, 'David Smith Invents', Washington D.C. WA
Williams College Museum of Art, 'Reflections on a Museum: The Medium and the Message', Williamstown MA
Gagosian Gallery, 'Malevich and the American Legacy', New York NY
Galerie Gmurzynska, 'Miro-Chagall-Smith-Calder', Zürich, Switzerland
Danese Gallery, 'Works on Paper II', New York NY
American Contemporary Art Gallery, 'David Smith: Paintings and Works on Paper from the 1950s', Munich, Germany

2010 Reynolda House Museum of American Art, 'Figuring Abstraction', Winston-Salem NC
The British Museum, 'Picasso to Julie Mehretu: Modern Drawings from the British Museum Collection', London, England
The Museum of Modern Art, 'Abstract Expressionist New York', New York NY
Gagosian Gallery, 'Masters of the Gesture', Los Angeles CA
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 'The Original Copy: Photography of Sculpture, 1839 to Today', New York NY (Travelling exhibition)
Kunsthaus Zürich, 'The Original Copy: Photography of Sculpture, 1839 to Today', Zürich, Switzerland (Travelling exhibition)
The Baltimore Museum of Art, 'Advancing Abstraction in Modern Sculpture', Baltimore MD
D'Amelio-Terras Gallery, 'Spray', New York NY
Hill Gallery, 'Summertime', Birmingham MI
United States Embassy, 'Americans Abroad: Masterworks by Modern and Contemporary Artists', London, England
The Art Institute of Chicago, 'Modern in America: Works on Paper, 1900 – 1950s', Chicago IL
Amon Carter Museum, 'American Moderns on Paper: Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum', Austin TX (Travelling exhibition)
Portland Museum of Art, 'American Moderns on Paper: Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum', Portland ME (Travelling exhibition)
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 'American Moderns on Paper: Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum', Hartford CT (Travelling exhibition)

2009 Gagosian Gallery, 'Modern Masters', New York NY
Meadows Museum, 'Face and Form: Modern and Contemporary Sculpture in the Meadows Collection', Dallas TX
Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, 'Abstract Expressionism: Further Evidence (Part Two: Sculpture)', New York NY
The British Museum, 'Medals of Dishonor', London, England
Galerie Gmurzynska, 'Aspects of Pop', Zürich, Switzerland
Thomas McCormick Gallery, '1959', Chicago IL
Tate Liverpool, 'DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture', Liverpool, England
Danese Gallery, 'Sculpture and Drawings', New York NY
Bennington Museum, 'Tradition, Innovation, and Good Design: The Ceramics of David Gil', Bennington VT
Whitney Museum of American Art, 'Sites', New York NY
Gagosian Gallery, 'Marble', New York NY
Institut Valenciá d'Art Modern (IVAM), 'La Escultura en la Coleccion del IVAM', Valencia, Spain
Krannert Art Museum, 'New Installation of The Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery', Champaign IL
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 'The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia' New York NY
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Esteban Vicente, 'New York New Drawings: 1946 – 2007', Segovia, Spain
Bruce Museum, 'Innovations in the Third Dimension: Sculpture of Our Time', Greenwich CT
The Morgan Library and Museum, 'The Thaw Collection of Master Drawings: Acquisitions Since 2002', New York NY
Lora Reynolds Gallery, 'Photography in the Abstract', Austin TX
Russell Bowman Art Advisory, 'Geometry as Image', Chicago IL
Washburn Gallery, 'The Cedar Bar', New York NY

2008 Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, '1945
– 1949: Repartir á zero, comme si la peinture n'avait jamais existe', Lyon, France
Gagosian Gallery, 'Untitled (Vicarious): Photographing the Constructed Object', New York NY
Nasher Sculpture Center, 'In Pursuit of the Masters: Stories from the Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection', Dallas TX
Gagosian Gallery, 'For What You Are About to Receive', Moscow, Russia
Haunch of Venison, 'Abstract Expressionism -- A World Elsewhere', New York NY
Chazen Museum of Art, 'Modernist Sculpture: The Teresa and Alvin S. Lane Collection', Madison WI
The Parrish Art Museum, 'Sand: Memory, Meaning and Metaphor', Southampton NY
Art Institute of Chicago, 'Collecting for Chicago: Prints, Drawings, and Patronage: Five Families Build Collections of Works on Paper for the Art Institute of Chicago', Chicago IL
National Gallery of Canada, 'The 1930s: The Making of The New Man', Ottawa ON
The Jewish Museum, 'Action/Abstraction: Pollock, De Kooning, and American Art, 1940 – 1976', New York NY (Travelling exhibition)
Saint Louis Art Museum, 'Action/Abstraction: Pollock, De Kooning, and American Art, 1940 – 1976', St. Louis MO (Travelling exhibition)
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 'Action/Abstraction: Pollock, De Kooning, and American Art, 1940 – 1976', Buffalo NY (Travelling exhibition)
Nasher Sculpture Center, 'Beyond the Grasp: Sculpture Transcending the Physical', Dallas TX
Princeton University Art Museum, 'An Educated Eye: The Princeton University Art Museum Collection', Princeton NJ
The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, 'Collecting Collections: Highlights from The Permanent Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art', Los Angeles CA
The Phillips Collection, 'Degas to Diebenkorn: The Phillips Collects', Washington DC

2007 Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, 'The Luther W. Brady Collection at the Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University', Hamilton NY
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 'Abstract Expressionist Drawings', New York NY
Kunsthalle Bielefeld, '1937: Perfektion und Zerstörung [1937: Perfection and Destruction]', Bielefeld, Germany
Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, '"Don't Look,” Contemporary Drawings from an Alumna's Collection (Martina Yamin, Class of 1958)', Wellesley MA
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 'Abstract Expressionism and Other Modern Works: The Muriel Kallis Steinberg Newman Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art', New York NY
Yale University Art Gallery, 'Art for Yale: Collecting for a New Century. Celebrating the 175th Anniversary of the Yale University Art Gallery and the Centennial of Paul Mellon's Birth', New Haven CT
The Contemporary Museum, 'Nineteen Going on Twenty: Recent Acquisitions from the Collection of The Contemporary Museum', Honolulu HI
Waqas Wajahat in association with Ingrao Gallery, 'Landscape: Form and Thought', New York NY

2006 Paul Kasmin Gallery & Edelman Arts, Inc., 'Surrealism: Then and Now', New York NY
Washburn Gallery, 'The Picasso Influence in Pollock, Rothko and Smith' New York NY
Addison Gallery of American Art, 'Coming of Age: American Art, 1950s to 1950s', Andover MA
The Grimaldi Forum, 'New York: Fifty Years of Art, Architecture, Film, Music, and Video', Monte Carlo NY
Berry-Hill Galleries, Inc., 'Toward a New American Cubism', New York NY
Hillwood Art Museum, Long Island University, 'Archival to Contemporary: Six Decades of the Sculptors Guild', Brookville NY

2005 Musée d'art moderne et d'art contemporain, 'École de New York: Expressionisme abstrait américaine, oeuvres sur papier [New York School: American Abstract Expressionism, Works on Paper]', Nice, France
ACA Galleries, 'Continuum: Celebrating the 130th Anniversary of the Arts Students League of New York', New York NY
Joan T. Washburn Gallery, 'Salute to the 130th Anniversary of the Art Students League of New York', New York NY
Danese Gallery, 'Works on Paper', New York NY
Thomas McCormick Gallery, 'Black', Chicago IL
National Academy of Design, 'Surrealism USA', New York NY
Tucson Museum of Art, 'Paint on Metal: Modern and Contemporary Explorations and Discoveries', Tucson AZ
Gagosian Gallery, 'David Smith/Alexander Calder: Large Scale Works', New York NY

2004 Hill Gallery, 'Life Understood', Birmingham MI
Rockford Art Museum, 'Reuniting an Era: Abstract Expressionists of the 1950s', Rockford IL
Sarah Lawrence College, Monika A. and Charles A. Heimbold Jr. Visual Arts Center, 'Forging New Visions: Teaching the Visual Arts at Sarah Lawrence College', Bronxville NY
Garth Clark Gallery, 'Bare Clay: Ceramic Nudes in 20th-Century Art', New York NY
Donjon de Vez, 'Sculpture Monumentale Américaine [Monumental American Sculpture]', Vez, France
Gagosian Gallery, 'Drawings', London, England

2003 Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Esteban Vicente, 'El Expresionismo Abstracto Americano en las Colecciones Españolas [American Abstract Expressionist Works in Spanish Collections]', Segovia, Spain
Danese Gallery, 'Black/White', New York NY
Acquavella Gallery, '20th Century Sculpture', New York NY

2002 Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, 'Lois Orswell, David Smith, and Modern Art', Cambridge, MA (Travelling exhibition)
Knoedler Gallery, 'Lois Orswell, David Smith, and Modern Art', New York NY (Travelling exhibition)

2000 Societe des expositions du palais des beaux-arts de Bruxelles, 'Voici, cent ans d'art contemporain', Brussels, Belgium
Indianapolis Museum of Art, 'Crossroads of American sculpture: David Smith, George Rickey, John Chamberlain, Robert Indiana, William T. Wiley, Bruce Nauman', Indianapolis IN

1998 December Museum of Contemporary Art, 'Stop Action', North Miami FL
Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, 'La sculpture moderne au Jardin des Tuileries', Paris, France

1995 Tokyo Kokuritsu Kindai Bijutsukan, 'Kokunai shozo: Amerika chusho hyogen shugi no meisakuten [Abstract expressionism: Masterpieces from Japanese collections]', Tokyo, Japan

1994 Tampa Museum of Art, 'Between Transcendence and Brutality: American Sculptural Drawings from the 1940s and 1950s: Louis Bourgeois, Dorothy Dehner, Herbert Ferber, Seymour Lipton, Isamu Noguchi, Theodore Roszak, David Smith', Tampa FL

1993 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 'Picasso and the Age of Iron', New York NY

1991 Museum of Modern Art, 'Art of the Forties', New York NY

1989 Phyllis Kind Gallery, 'Human Concern/Personal Torment. The Grotesque in American Art Revisited', New York NY

1988 The Australian Biennale, Art Gallery of New South, 'From the Southern Cross: A View of World Art ca. 1940 – 88', Sydney, Australia

1987 Dallas Museum of Art, 'A Century of Modern Sculpture: The Patsy and Raymond Nasher Collection', Dallas TX
Thomas Ammann Fine Art, 'Selected Works from the Collection of Asher B. Edelman', Zürich, Switzerland

1986 Newport Harbor Art Museum, 'The Interpretive Link: Abstract Surrealism into Abstract Expressionism, Works on Paper, 1938 – 1948', Newport Beach CA
The Brooklyn Museum, 'The Machine Age in America 1918 – 1941', Brooklyn NY
Centre Georges Pompidou, 'Qu'est ce que c'est la sculpture modern? [What is Modern Sculpture?]', Paris, France

1985 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 'Transformation in Sculpture: Four Decades of American and European Art', New York NY

1984 Whitney Museum of American Art, 'The Third Dimension: Sculpture of the New York School', New York NY

1983 M. Knoedler & Co., 'Adolf Gottlieb, Robert Motherwell, David Smith', New York NY
Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, 'Abstract Painting and Sculpture in America, 1927 – 1944', Pittsburgh PA

1981 Whitney Museum of American Art, 'Decade of Transition 1940 – 1950', New York NY
The Drawing Center, 'Sculptor's Drawings over Six Centuries: 1400 – 1950', New York NY

1980 M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., 'David Smith: Drawings with Color', New York NY
Kunsthalle Bielefeld, 'Skulpturen der Moderne: Julio González, David Smith, Anthony Caro, Tim Scott, Michael Steiner', Bielefeld, Germany

1979 Rutgers University Art Gallery, 'Vanguard American Sculpture 1913 – 1939', New Brunswick NJ
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas, 'David Smith, Robert Motherwell', Caracas, Venezuela
Lake George Arts Project, 'The Prospect Mountain Sculpture Show: An Homage to David Smith', New York NY

1978 National Gallery of Art, 'American Art at Mid-Century: The Subjects of the Artist', Washington DC

1977 San Jose Museum of Art, 'America VIII: Post War Modernism', San Jose CA
Daniel Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, 'Graham, Gorky, Smith and Davis in the Thirties', Providence RI

1976 Whitney Museum of American Art, '200 Years of American Sculpture', New York NY
The Art Galleries, University of California, 'Seven Plus Five: Sculptors in the 1950s', Santa Barbara CA

1974 University Art Gallery, State University of New York at Albany, 'Dan Budnik: The Terminal Iron Works, Photographs of His Friend David Smith, 1962/1963', Albany NY (Travelling exhibition)
University of Texas, 'Dan Budnik: The Terminal Iron Works, Photographs of His Friend David Smith, 1962/1963', Austin TX (Travelling exhibition)
Rockland Community College, 'Dan Budnik: The Terminal Iron Works, Photographs of His Friend David Smith, 1962/1963', Suffern NY (Travelling exhibition)
Center for Music, Drama and Art, 'Dan Budnik: The Terminal Iron Works, Photographs of His Friend David Smith, 1962/1963', Lake Placid NY (Travelling exhibition)
Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, 'Dan Budnik: The Terminal Iron Works, Photographs of His Friend David Smith, 1962/1963', Hanover NH (Travelling exhibition)
Hudson River Museum, 'Dan Budnik: The Terminal Iron Works, Photographs of His Friend David Smith, 1962/1963', Yonkers NY (Travelling exhibition)
Charles W. Bowers Memorial Museum, 'Dan Budnik: The Terminal Iron Works, Photographs of His Friend David Smith, 1962/1963', Santa Ana CA (Travelling exhibition)
Museum of Fine Arts, 'The Great Decade of American Abstraction: Modernist Art 1960 to 1970', Houston TX

1973 Art Galleries, University of California at Santa Barbara, 'Nineteen Sculptors of the Forties', Santa Barbara CA

1972 Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 'Recent American Painting & Sculpture in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery', Buffalo NY

1971 Fogg Art Museum, 'Six Sculptors and Their Drawings', Cambridge MA

1970 University of Indiana, 'Noguchi & Rickey & Smith', Bloomington IN

1968 The Museum of Modern Art, 'The Art of the Real, U.S.A. 1948 – 1968', New York NY
The Museum of Modern Art, 'Dada, Surrealism and Their Heritage', New York NY

1967 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 'International Exhibition of Sculpture', New York NY
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 'American Sculpture of the 60s', Los Angeles CA

1965 Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, '7 Sculptors: Anthony Caro, John Chamberlain, Donald Judd, Alexander Liberman, Tina Matkovic, David Smith, Anne Truitt', Philadelphia PA
Musée Rodin, 'Etats Unis: Sculpteurs du XXe Siècle [20th-century American Sculptors]', Paris, France
The White House, 'Festival of the Arts', Washington DC

1964 Whitney Museum of American Art, 'Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture', New York NY
Kassel, 'Documenta III', Kassel, Gemany
World's Fair, 'New York State Pavilion', New York NY
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation at the Tate Gallery, ''54 – ­'64: Paintings and Sculpture of a Decade', London, England

1963 Washington Gallery of Modern Art, 'Sculptors of Our Time', Washington DC
Battersea Park, London County Council, 'Sculpture in the Open Air: Exhibition of Contemporary British and American Works', London, England
Art Institute of Chicago, '66th Annual Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture', Chicago IL

1962 Festival of Two Worlds, 'Sculpture in the City', Spoleto, Italy
Otto Gerson Gallery, 'Monumental Sculpture', New York NY
Fine Arts Pavillion, World's Fair, 'Art Since 1950', Seattle WA
Whitney Museum of American Art, 'Geometric Abstraction in America', New York NY

1961 Otto Gerson Gallery, 'Spotlight on Sculpture', New York NY
Department of Fine Arts, Carnegie Institute, 'Pittsburgh International Exhibition of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture', Pittsburgh PA
New School for Social Research, 'Mechanism and Organism', New York NY
The Museum of Modern Art, 'The Art of Assemblage', New York NY
Rochester Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, 'Paintings and Sculpture from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery', Rochester NY

1960 Whitney Museum of American Art, 'Annual Exhibition of Sculpture and Drawing', New York NY
Otto Gerson Gallery, 'Selections: Painting, Sculpture, Summer-Fall', New York NY

1959 Fine Arts Associates, 'Sculpture & Sculptor's Drawings', New York NY
Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo, V São Paulo Bienal, 'U.S. Representation: Smith, Guston, Francis, Kadish, Frankenthaler, Goldberg, Kohn, Leslie, Marca-Reilli, Metcalf, Mitchell, Rauschenberg', São Paulo, Brazil
Kassel, 'Dokumenta II: Skulptur', Kassel, Germany
The Museum of Modern Art, 'Recent Sculpture, U.S.A.', New York NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, 'The Museum and Its Friends--18 Living American Artists', New York NY

1958 Department of Fine Arts, Carnegie Institute, '1958 Pittsburgh International Exhibition of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture', Pittsburgh KS
Whitney Museum of American Art, 'Annual Exhibition of Sculpture, Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings', New York NY
Museum of Fine Arts, 'The Human Image', Houston TX
XXIX Biennale di Venezia, 'U.S. Representation: Lipton, Rothko, Smith and Tobey', Venice, Italy
World's Fair, 'United States Pavilion', Brussels, Belgium
Whitney Museum of American Art, 'Nature in Abstraction', New York NY

1957 Leo Castelli Gallery, 'Group Show', New York NY
Contemporary Arts Museum, 'Irons in the Fire: An Exhibition of Metal Sculpture', Houston TX
Albany Institute of History and Art, '20th-Century Moderns', New York NY
Art Institute of Chicago, 'LXII American Exhibition: Painting and Sculpture', Chicago IL

1956 Contemporary Arts Association, 'Monumentality in Modern Sculpture', Houston TX
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 'American Sculpture Today', Richmond VA
Musée Rodin, 'Exposition internationale de sculpture contemporaine [International Exhibition of Contemporary Sculpture]', Paris, France
Whitney Museum of American Art, 'Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, Watercolors and Drawings', New York NY
Munson-Willliams-Proctor Institute, 'The Figure in Contemporary Sculpture', Utica NY

1955 Towle Silversmiths, 'Sculpture in Silver from Islands in Time', Newburyport MA
San Francisco Museum of Art, 'Three Contemporary Sculptors', San Francsico CA
Whitney Museum of American Art, 'Annual Exhibition of Paintings, Sculpture and Watercolors', New York NY

1954 5 Museum of Art, 'Plastic and Graphic Expressions by Modern Sculptors', Ann Arbor MI
Art Institute of Chicago, '61st American Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture', Chicago IL
XXVII Venice Biennale, 'American Representation: 2 Pittori, 3 Scultori [2 Painters, 3 Sculptors]', Venice, Italy
Whitney Museum of American Art, 'Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, Watercolors and Drawings', New York NY
Nebraska Art Association, '64th Annual Exhibition', Lincoln NE

1952 Philadelphia Museum of Art, Fairmount Park Association, 'Sculpture of the Twentieth Century', Fairmount PA
Sculpture Center, 'Exhibition: Welded Sculpture', New York NY
Art Institute of Chicago, '12th Annual Exhibition', Chicago IL
Whitney Museum of American Art, 'Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, Watercolors and Drawings', New York NY
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, '147th Annual Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture', Pennsylvania PA

1951 Metropolitan Museum of Art, 'American Sculpture', New York NY
Art Institute of Chicago, '60th Annual Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture', Chicago IL
Museu de Arte Moderna, 'I Bienal de São Paulo, U.S. Representation', São Paulo, Brazil
University of Minnesota, '34 American Artists', Minneapolis MN
Whitney Museum of American Art, 'Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, Watercolors and Drawings', New York NY
The Museum of Modern Art, 'Abstract Painting and Sculpture in America', New York NY
American University, 'Tradition and Experiment: An Exhibition of Modern Sculpture', Washington DC
Watkins Memorial Gallery, American University, 'Tradition and Experiment: An Exhibition of Modern Sculpture', Washington D.C. WA
Department of Fine Arts, University of Pittsburgh, 'Tradition and Experiment: An Exhibition of Modern Sculpture', Pittsburgh PN
School of Architecture and Allied Arts, University of Oregon, 'Tradition and Experiment: An Exhibition of Modern Sculpture', Eugene OR
Norton Gallery and School of Art, West Palm Beach, 'Tradition and Experiment: An Exhibition of Modern Sculpture', Palm Beach FL
J. B. Speed Art Museum, 'Tradition and Experiment: An Exhibition of Modern Sculpture', Louisville KE

1950 J. B. Speed Art Museum, 'Midwestern College Art Conference, Sculpture by Panel Members', Louisville KY
The Museum of Modern Art, 'Carvers, Modelers, Welders: A Selection of Recent American Sculpture', New York NY
Provincetown Art Association, 'Post-Abstract Painting 1950--France and America', Provincetown MA
Middelheim Park, 'International Open Air Exhibition', Antwerp, Belgium
Smith College Museum, 'Works of Art Belonging to Alumnae', Northampton, MA
Whitney Museum of American Art, 'Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, Watercolors and Drawings', New York NY

1949 American University, '19th and 20th Century Sculpture', Washington DC
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 'Modern Sculpture', Richmond VA
Fairmont Park Art Association, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 'Third Sculpture International Exhibition', Fairmont PA
The Art Gallery of Toronto, 'Contemporary Paintings from the United States, Great Britain and France', Toronto CA
State University of Iowa, 'Fifth Summer Exhibition of Contemporary Art', Iowa City IA
Whitney Museum of American Art, 'Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, Watercolors and Drawings', New York NY
Willard Gallery, 'Group Show', New York NY

1948 Kleeman Gallery, 'Group Show', New York NY
Sculptors' Guild, '10th Outdoor Sculptors Exhibition', New York NY
Laurel Gallery, 'Untitled', New York NY
Worcester Art Museum, 'Sculpture at the Crossroads', Worcester MA
Whitney Museum of American Art, 'Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, Watercolors and Drawings', New York NY
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 'American Sculpture', New York NY

1947 Art Institute of Chicago, 'Abstract and Surrealist American Art: 58th Annual Exhibition of American Painting and Sculpture', Chicago IL
Clay Club Sculpture Center, 'Abstract and Non-Objective Sculpture', New York NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, 'Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, Watercolors and Drawings', New York NY
Essex Arts Association, 'Untitled', Essex CT
Yale Gallery of Fine Arts, 'Modern American Painting and Sculpture from the Permanent Collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art', New Haven CT
Willard Gallery, 'Selections from the Marion Willard Gallery', New York NY
University of Nebraska, Nebraska Art Association, '57th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art', Lincoln NE
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, '142nd Annual Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture', Pennsylvania PA
Howard University Gallery of Art, 'Exhibition of Modern Sculpture', Washington DC

1946 The Clay Club Sculpture Center, 'Sculpture 1946', New York NY
Wildenstein Gallery, 'Sixth Annual Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture by Members of the Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors', New York NY
Albany Institute of History and Art, '11th Annual Exhibition of Artists of the Upper Hudson', Albany NY
Yale University Art Gallery, 'Exhibition of Contemporary Sculpture: Objects – Constructions', New Haven CT
City Art Museum of St. Louis, 'Origins of Modern Sculpture', St. Louis MO (Travelling Exhibition)
Detroit Institute of Arts, 'Origins of Modern Sculpture', Detroit MI (Travelling Exhibition)
Whitney Museum of American Art, 'Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Sculpture, Watercolors and Drawings', New York NY

1945 Crandall Public Library, 'Ten Masterpieces of Art', Glens Falls NY
Albany Institute of History and Art, 'Tenth Annual Exhibition of the Artists of the Upper Hudson', Albany NY
Buchholz Gallery, 'Recent Work by American Sculptors', New York NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, 'Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, Watercolors and Drawings', New York NY

1944 The Museum of Modern Art, 'Art in Progress', New York NY
Albany Institute of History and Art, '9th Annual Exhibit of Artists of the Upper Hudson', Albany NY

1943 Whitney Museum of American Art, 'Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art', New York NY
Buchholz/Willard Galleries, 'American Sculpture of Our Time', New York NY
Albany Institute of History and Art, 'American Drawing Annual III', Albany NY
Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, 'Art Begins at Home 1943: The Addison Gallery Gift Plan', Andover Massachusetts

1942 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 'Artists for Victory', New York NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, '1942 – 1943 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Art', New York NY
Sculptors' Guild, Rockefeller Center, 'Fourth Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition', New York NY
Albany Institute of History and Art, 'Seventh Annual Exhibition--Artists of the Upper Hudson', Albany NY
Willard Gallery, 'Group Show', New York NY
Buchholz Gallery, 'Seventy-Five Selected Prints / Small Sculptures', New York NY

1941 The Museum of Modern Art, '20th Century Sculptures and Constructions', New York NY
The Museum of Modern Art, '15 American Sculptors', New York NY
Congress of American Artists, Hotel Commodore, 'Anti-War Show', New York NY
Albany Institute of History and Art, '6th Annual Exhibition of Artists of the Upper Hudson', New York NY
Sculptors' Guild, Village Square, 'Third Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition', New York NY
Albany Institute of History and Art, 'Sculptors Guild Traveling Exhibition', Albany NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, 'Annual Exhibition of Sculpture, Watercolors, Drawings and Prints', New York NY
Buchholz Gallery, 'Contemporary U.S. Sculpture', New York NY

1940 Buchholz Gallery, 'American Sculpture of Today', New York NY
Bonestell Gallery, 'Twelve Sculptors', New York NY
Albany Institute of History and Art, 'Sculptors' Guild Travelling Exhibition', Albany NY

1939 ACA Gallery, 'Group Show', New York NY
New York Worlds Fair, 'Exhibition of Contemporary American Art', New York NY
Riverside Museum, 'Third Annual Exhibition of Paintings, Sculpture, and Prints by American Abstract Artists', New York NY
New School for Social Research, 'United American Sculptors Exhibition', New York NY

1938 Municipal Art Society, Municipal Art Galleries, '37th Exhibition', New York NY
Onya La Tour Gallery, 'Summer Group Showing of Painters and Sculptors', New York NY
John Wanamaker, 'Second Annual Membership Exhibition of the American Artists' Congress', New York NY
Federal Art Project Works Progress Administration at the Federal Art Gallery, 'Sculpture Exhibition', New York NY
Fine Arts Galleries, 'American Abstract Artists', New York NY

1937 Boyer Galleries, 'Group Show', New York NY

1936 Julien Levy Gallery, New York

1934 Academy of Allied Art, 'Winter Exhibition of Paintings by Four Contemporary Artists', New York NY
Julien Levy Gallery, New York NY

1933 Ferargil Galleries, New York NY

1932 ACA Gallery, New York NY

1930 Print Club of Philadelphia, 'Fourth Annual Exhibition of American Block Prints', Philadelphia PA

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Monographs

2018 Redgrift, Amelia (ed.), Packard, Casse + [et al.], ‘David Smith. Zig I 1961’, New York: The Estate of David Smith, Zürich: Hauser & Wirth, 2018
Smith, David, Cooke, Susan J. (ed.), 'David Smith. Collected Writings, Lectures, and Interviews', Oakland CA: University of California Press
Stevens, Peter, Delaney, Edith, ‘David Smith. Origins & Innovations’, New York: Hauser & Wirth Publishers

2017 Collens, David R., Nora R. Lawrence + [et al.], ‘David Smith. The White Sculptures’, New Windsor: Storm King Art Center, 2017 (exh. cat.)
Schwarz, Dieter, Simona Cuiccio (eds.), ‘Von David Smith bis Richard Tuttle’, Winterthur: Kunstmuseum Winterthur, 2017
Turner, Elizabeth Hutton, Sarah Hamill, ‘Alexander Calder. David Smith’, Zurich: Hauser & Wirth Publishers, 2017 (exh. cat.)

2016 White, Michelle, ‘David Smith. Form in Color’, Zurich: Hauser & Wirth Publishers; Cologne: Snoeck, 2016 (exh. cat.)

2015 Hamill, Sarah, ‘David Smith In Two Dimensions. Photography and the Matter of Sculpture’, Oakland: University of California Press, 2015
Hergott, Fabrice, ‘David Smith, Drawings and Sculpture. Acting in Space’, Paris: Galerie Karsten Greve, 2015

2014 Breslin, David (ed.), ‘Raw Color. The Circles of David Smith’, Williamstown: Clark Art Institute, 2014 (exh. cat.)

2013 Pachner, Joan, ‘David Smith’, New York: Phaidon Press, 2013
Foster, Hal, ‘David Smith. The Forgings’, New York: Gagosian Gallery, 2013 (exh. cat.)
Stevens, Peter, ‘David Smith. Construction on Star Points, 1954-1956’, Zurich: Galerie Gmurzynska, 2013 (exh. cat.)

2012 Smith, Candida, Sarah Hamill, ‘David Smith. Points of Power’, Zurich: Galerie Gmurzynska, 2012 (exh. cat.)

2011 Cooke, Susan, Joel Shapiro, ‘David Smith. Drawing Space’, Los Angeles: Margo Leavin Gallery, 2011 (exh. cat.)
Eliel Carol S., Christopher Bedford + [et al.], ‘David Smith. Cubes and Anarchy’, Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2011 (exh. cat.)
Frank, Susan Behrends, ‘David Smith Invents’, Washington DC: Phillips Collection, 2011 (exh. cat.)
Hamill, Sarah, ‘David Smith. Works, Writings, Interview’, Barcelona: Ediciones Poligrafa, 2011
Yvars, J. F. (ed.), ‘Julio González, David Smith. un diálogo sobre la escultura’, Valencia: IVAM, 2011 (exh. cat.)

2010 Wingate, Ealan (ed.), ‘David Smith’, New York: Gagosian Gallery, 2010 (exh. cat.)

2008 Gmurzynska, Krystyna, ‘David Smith. Working Surface. Painting, Sculpture and Drawing 1932 – 1963’, Zurich: Galerie Gmurzynska, 2008 (exh. cat.)
Wingate, Ealan, Candida Smith, ‘David Smith. Sprays’, New York: Gagosian Gallery, 2008 (exh. cat.)

2006 Budnik, Dan, ‘Seeing David Smith. Photographs by Dan Budnik’, New York: M. Knoedler & Co., 2006 (exh. cat.)
Dufrene, Thierry, ‘David Smith Sculptures 1933-1964’, Boulogne-Billancourt: Encyclopaedia Universalis, 2006 (exh. cat.)
Monod-Fontaine, Isabelle, Bénédicte Ajac (eds.), ‘David Smith. A Centennial’, Paris: Centre Pompidou, 2006 (exh. cat.)
Potts, Alex, ‘David Smith. Personage’, New York: Gagosian Gallery, 2006 (exh. cat.)

2005 ___,‘David Smith. Paintings and Drawings 1955-1958’, Los Angeles: Margo Leavin Gallery, 2005 (exh. cat.)
Nash, Steven, Candida Smith, ‘David Smith. Drawing and Sculpting’, Dallas: Nasher Sculpture Center, 2005 (exh. cat.)

2004 Davrowski, Magdalena, ‘David Smith. Related Clues. Drawings, Paintings & Sculpture 1931-1964’, New York: Gagosian Gallery, 2004 (exh. cat.)
Kirili, Alain, ‘David Smith. Dibujante. Entre Eros y Tánatos / David Smith. Draughtsman. Between Eros and Thanatos’, Valencia: IVAM, 2004 (exh. cat.)

2003 Kirili, Alain, Emmanuelle Brugerolles, ‘Dessins de David Smith / Drawings by David Smith. Selected by Alain Kirili)’, Paris: École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts, 2003 (exh. cat.)

2002 Cohn, Marjorie B., ‘Lois Orswell, David Smith, and Modern Art’, New Haven: Yale University Press; Cambridge: Fogg Art Museum, 2002

2001 Lauterbach, Ann, ‘David Smith. Ink Drawings from 1957’, Los Angeles: Margo Leavin Gallery, 2001 (exh. cat.)

2000 Adam, Brooks, ‘David Smith. The Last Nudes’, New York: Gagosian Gallery, 2000
Wilkin, Karen, ‘David Smith. Two into Three Dimensions’, Miami: Grassfield Press, 2000 (exh. cat.)

1999 Omer, Mordechai, ‘David Smith. Paintings, Sculptures and Medals’, Tel Aviv: Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 1999 (exh. cat.)
Smith, Candida N., Irving Sandler + [et al.], ‘The Fields of David Smith’, London: Thames & Hudson, 1999 (exh. cat.)

1998 Clearwater, Bonnie, ‘David Smith. Stop Action’, North Miami: Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, 1998 (exh. cat.)
Krauss, Rosalind E., Joan Machner, ‘David Smith. Photographs 1931-1965’, New York: Matthew Marks Gallery; San Francisco: Fraenkel Gallery, 1998 (exh. cat.)
Rubin, William, ‘Painted Steel. The Late Work of David Smith’, New York: Gagosian Gallery, 1998 (exh. cat.)
___,‘The Fields of David Smith (Part II)’, Mountainville: Storm King Art Center, 1998 (exh. brochure)

1997 ___, ‘The Fields of David Smith (Part I)’, Mountainville: Storm King Art Center, 1997 (exh. brochure)

1996 Giménez, Carmen, ‘David Smith 1906-1965’, Valencia: IVAM, Centre Julio González, 1996

1995 Washburn Gallery, 'David Smith. The Inspiration of Music', New York NY: Washburn, 1995 (exh. cat.)
___, ‘David Smith. To and From the Figure’, New York: Knoedler & Company, 1995 (exh. cat.)
Mulas, Ugo, Candida Smith, ‘David Smith in Italy’, Milan: Edizione Charta, 1995 (exh. cat.)

1994 ___, ‘David Smith’, Tokyo: Sezon Museum of Art, 1994 (exh. cat.)

1992 ___, ‘David Smith: Sculpture and Drawings’, M. Knoedler & Co., 1992 (exh. cat.)

1991 Lewison, Jeremy, ‘David Smith. Medals for Dishonour’, Leeds: Leeds City Art Gallery, 1991 (exh. cat.)
Tuchman, Phyllis, ‘David Smith, Works on Paper (Arbeiten auf Papier) 1953-1961’, New York: Salander-O'Reilly Galleries, 1991 (exh. cat.)

1990 ___, ‘David Smith. Painting into Sculpture’, New York: Washburn Gallery, 1990 (exh. cat.)
Palmer, Maudie, ‘David Smith. Drawings and Sculpture’, Bulleen: Heide Park and Art Gallery, 1990 (exh. cat.)

1988 ___, ‘David Smith. Sculpture and Drawings’, Tokyo: Akira Ikeda Gallery, 1988 (exh. cat.)
Freas, Jean, ‘David Smith, Drawings of the Fifties’, London: Anthony d'Offay Gallery, 1988 (exh. cat.)

1986 ___, ‘David Smith, Die reifen Jahre 1951-1965. Skulpturen und Zeichnungen’, Dusseldorf: Galerie Hans Strelow, 1986 (exh. cat.)
Merkert, Jörn (ed.), Hannelore Kersting, Rachel Kirby, ‘David Smith. Sculpture and Drawings’, Munich: Prestel, 1986 (exh. cat.)

1985 Ameringer, Will, ‘David Smith. Sprays from Bolton Landing’, London: Anthony d'Offay Gallery, 1985 (exh. cat.)

1984 ___,‘David Smith. Sculpture, Painting and Drawing of the Fifties’, New York: M. Knoedler & Co., 1984 (exh. cat.)
Wilkin, Karen, ‘David Smith’, New York: Abbeville Press, 1984

1983 ___, ‘Adolf Gottlieb, Robert Motherwell, David Smith’, New York: Knoedler & Company, 1983 (exh. cat.)
___, ‘David Smith. Spray Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture’, Chicago: Arts Club of Chicago, 1983 (exh. cat.)
Marcus, Stanley E., ‘David Smith. The Sculptor and His Work’, Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1983
Marter, Joan M., Judith McCandless, ‘Dorothy Dehner and David Smith. Their Decades of Search and Fulfillment’, New Brunswick: Janes Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, 1983 (exh. cat.)

1982 Carmean, Jr., E.A., ‘David Smith’, Washington DC: National Gallery of Art, 1982 (exh. cat.)
Carmean, Jr., E.A., ‘David Smith. Seven Major Themes’, Washington DC: National Gallery of Art, 1982 (exh. cat.)
___, ‘From the Life of the Artist. A Documentary View of David Smith’, Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1982 (exh. cat.)
Fry, Edward F., Miranda McClintic, ‘David Smith. Painter, Sculptor, Draftsman’, Washington DC: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, 1982 (exh. cat.)
Mulas, Ugo, ‘Ugo Mulas. David Smith Working in Italy’, Rome: American Academy in Rome, 1982 (exh. cat.)

1981 Wilkin, Karen, ‘David Smith, The Formative Years. Sculptures and Drawings from the 1930s and 1940s’, Edmonton: Edmonton Art Gallery, 1981 (exh. cat.)

1979 Cummings, Paul, ‘David Smith. The Drawings’, New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1979 (exh. cat.)
___, ‘David Smith, Robert Motherwell’, Caracas: Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas, 1979 (exh. cat.)

1977 ___, ‘David Smith’, New York: M. Knoedler & Co., 1977 (exh. cat.)
Krauss, Rosalind, ‘The Sculpture of David Smith. A Catalogue Raisonné’, New York: Garland Publishing, 1977 (cat. rais.)

1976 ___, ‘David Smith Exhibition’, Mountainville, Storm King Art Center, 1976 (exh. cat.)
___, ‘David Smith. Paintings’, New York: Knoedler Contemporary Art, 1976 (exh. cat.)

1974 ___, ‘David Smith’, New York: Knoedler Contemporary Art, 1974 (exh. cat.)

1973 Dorothy Dehner, ‘David Smith of Bolton Landing. Sculpture and Drawings’, Glen Falls: Hyde Collection, 1973 (exh. cat.)
McCoy, Garnett, ‘David Smith’, New York: Praeger, 1973 (exh. cat.)

1971 Krauss, Rosalind E., ‘Terminal Iron Works. The Sculpture of David Smith’, Cambridge: MIT Press, 1971

1969 Fry, Edward F., ‘David Smith’, New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, 1969 (exh. cat.)

1968 ___, ‘David Smith. Small Sculptures of the Mid-Forties’, New York: Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, 1968 (exh. cat.)
Gray, Cleve (ed.), ‘David Smith by David Smith. Sculpture and Writings’, New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1968 (exh. cat.)

1967 Krauss, Rosalind E., ‘David Smith, Eight Early Works, 1935-38’, New York: Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, 1967 (exh. cat.)

1966 Cone, Jane Harrison (ed.), ‘David Smith 1906-1965. A Retrospective Exhibition’, Cambridge: Fogg Art Museum, 1966
O’Hara, Frank, William Berkson, ‘David Smith 1906-1965’, London: Arts Council of Great Britain, 1966
Rasmussen, Waldo, Frank O'Hara, William Berkson, ‘David Smith 1906-1965’, Otterlo: Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, 1966 (exh. cat.)

1964 ___, ‘David Smith’, New York: Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, 1964 (exh. cat.)

1961 ___, ‘David Smith. Recent Sculpture’, New York: Otto Gerson Gallery, 1961 (exh. cat.)

1960 ___, ‘David Smith. Sculpture’, New York: French & Company, 1960 (exh. cat.)

1959 ___, ‘David Smith. Paintings and Drawings’, New York: French & Company, 1959 (exh. cat.)

1957 Hunter, Sam, ‘David Smith’, New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1957 (exh. cat.)

1956 ___, ‘David Smith. Sculpture - Drawings, 1954-1956’, New York: Willard Gallery, 1956 (exh. cat.)

1954 ___, ‘David Smith. Sculpture, Drawings, Graphics’, Cincinnati: Cincinnati Modern Art Society, 1954 (exh. cat.)

1952 ___, ‘David Smith, Sculpture and Drawing’, New York: Willard Gallery, Kleemann Galleries, 1952 (exh. cat.)

1947 ___, ‘David Smith. Sculpture’, New York: Willard Gallery, 1947 (exh. cat.)

1946 ___, ‘David Smith’, New York: American Association of University Women, 1946 (exh. cat.)
Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold, ‘The Sculpture of David Smith’, New York: Buchholz Gallery, 1946 (exh. cat.)

1944 ___, ‘9th Annual Exhibit. Artists of the Upper Hudson’, Albany: Albany Institute of History and Art, 1944 (exh. cat.)

1943 ___, ‘7 Years’, New York: Willard Gallery, 1943 (exh. cat.)

Publications

2018 Dziewior, Yilmaz (ed.), 'Museum Ludwig. Art. 20th/21st Centuries. Collection. Painting, Sculpture, New Media', Cologne: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2018, p. 290, ill.
Jäger, Joachim, Martin, Constanze von + [et al.], ‘Die Ausstellungen. Neue Nationalgalerie 1968-2015’, Berlin: Nationalgalerie/Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, 2018 (exh. cat.)
Katz, Alex, ‘Looking at Art with Alex Katz’, New York: Laurence King Publishing, 2018
Miller, Mara, Parker, Thomas B. + [et al.], ‘The Masters. Art Students League and their Students’, New York: Hirschl & Adler, 2018 (exh. cat.)
Ward, Lucinda (ed.), ‘American Masters’, Parkes: National Gallery of Australia, 2018 (exh. cat.)

2017 Collens, David R., Nora R. Lawrence + [et al.], ‘David Smith. The White Sculptures’, New Windsor: Storm King Art Center, 2017 (exh. cat.)
Schwarz, Dieter, Simona Cuiccio (eds.), ‘Von David Smith bis Richard Tuttle’, Winterthur: Kunstmuseum Winterthur, 2017
Turner, Elizabeth Hutton, Sarah Hamill, ‘Alexander Calder. David Smith’, Zurich: Hauser & Wirth Publishers, 2017 (exh. cat.)

2016 Enwezor, Okwui, Siegel, Katy + [et al.], ‘Postwar. Postwar. Art Between the Pacific and the Atlantic, 1945-1965’, Munich: Prestel, 2016 (exh. cat.)
White, Michelle, ‘David Smith. Form in Color’, Zurich: Hauser & Wirth Publishers; Cologne: Snoeck, 2016 (exh. cat.)

2015 Getsy, David, ‘Abstract Bodies. Sixties Sculpture in the Expanded Field of Gender’, New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 2015, pp. 42, 60, 88, 100

2012 ___,‘Julio González. First Master of the Torch, in dialogue with Pablo Picasso, David Smith, Eduardo Chillida, Anthony Caro’, London: Ordovas Art, 2012 (exh. cat.)
Wagner, Anne Middleton, ‘A House Divided. American Art since 1955’, Berkeley: University of California Press, 2012, p. 112, ill. (exh. cat.)

2011 Agee, William C., Karen Wilkin + [et al.], ‘American Vanguards. Graham, Davis, Gorky, de Kooning, and Their Circle, 1927-1942’, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011
Peabody, Rebecca (ed.), ‘Anglo-American Exchange in Postwar Sculpture’, Los Angeles: Getty Museum, 2011, pp. 91-104; p. 100, ill.

2008 ___,‘Sand. Memory, Meaning and Metaphor’, Southampton: Parris Art Museum, 2008, p. 118, ill. (exh. cat.)

2007 Ashton, Dore, Joan Babach (eds.), ‘The Writings of Robert Motherwell’, Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007, p. 383

2006 ___, ‘The Picasso Influence in Pollock, Rothko and Smith’, New York: Washburn Gallery, 2006 (exh. cat.)
___, ‘Toward a New American Cubism’, New York: Berry-Hill Galleries, 2006, pp. 46, 77, 78, ill. (exh. cat.)

2005 Sasse, Julie, ‘Paint on Metal. Modern and Contemporary Explorations and Discoveries’, Tucson: Tucson Museum of Art, 2005, pp. 9, 126; p. 127, ill. (exh. cat.)

2000 Day, Holliday T., Dore Ashton + [et al.], ‘Crossroads of American Sculpture. David Smith, George Rickey, John Chamberlain, Robert Indiana, William T. Wiley, Bruce Nauman’, Indianapolis: Indianapolis Museum of Art, 2000 (exh. cat.)

1998 Johnson, Geraldine A., ‘Sculpture and Photography. Envisioning the Third Dimension’, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998, p. 133, ill.

1996 Faxon, Susan C., Avis Berman + [et al.], ‘Addison Gallery of American Art. 65 Years’, Andover: Addison Gallery of American Art, 1996, p. 149

1993 Harris, Jonathan + [et. al], ‘Modernism in Dispute. Art Since the Forties’, New Haven: Yale University Press in assocation with The Open University, London, 1993, p. 178, ill.

1991 Wheeler, Daniel, ‘Art Since Mid-Century. 1945 to the Present’, New York: Vendome Press, 1991, p. 117, ill.

1989 ___, ‘The Development of Sculptural Form, Auguste Rodin, Alexander Archipenko, Louise Nevelson, David Smith, Nancy Graves’, New York: Associated American Artists, 1989 (exh. cat.)

1988 Hall, Michael D., ‘Stereoscopic Perspective. Reflections on American Fine and Folk Art’, Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1988, p. 65, ill.

1987 ___, ‘Looking at the WPA. Mural Sketches and Other Works from the 1930s’, New York: Marilyn Pearl Gallery, 1987 (exh. cat.)
1981
Krauss, Rosalind E., ‘Passages in Modern Sculpture’, Cambridge: MIT Press, 1981, ill.
___, ‘Tracking the Marvelous’, New York: New York University, 1981, p. 49, ill. (exh. cat.)

1981 Krauss, Rosalind E., ‘Passages in Modern Sculpture’, Cambridge: MIT Press, 1981, ill.
___, ‘Tracking the Marvelous’, New York: New York University, 1981, p. 49, ill. (exh. cat.)

1975 Andersen, Wayne V., ‘American Sculpture in Process. 1930-1970’, Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1975, pp. 19, 20, 22, 25, 32, 52, pp. 20, 22, 52, ill.

1968 Craven, Wayne, ‘Sculpture in America’, New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1968, pp. 626, 628, 629

1964 Gertz, Ulrich, ‘Plastik der Gegenwart, 3rd edition’, Berlin: Rembrandt-Verlag, 1964, pp. 220-221, ill.

1962 Gordon, John, ‘Geometric Abstraction in America. Fifth Loan Exhibition, Friends of the Whitney Museum of American Art’, New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1962 (exh. cat.)

1958 Lipton, Seymour, ‘Lipton, Rothko, Smith, Tobey. Stati Uniti d'America. XXIX Biennale Venezia 1958’, New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1958 (exh. cat.)

1953 ___, ‘Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, Watercolors and Drawings’, New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1953 (exh. cat.)

1940 ___, ‘Sculptors' Guild Travelling Exhibition, 1940-1941’, New York: Sculptors’ Guild, 1940, p. 47, ill. (exh. cat.)

1938 ___, ‘American Abstract Artists 1938’, New York: Fine Arts Galleries, 1938 (exh. cat.)

Selected Articles

2019 Selvin, Claire, ‘“It Will Explode with Color”. David Smith Sculpture Survey Comes to England’, on: www.artnews.com, New York, 6 June 2019, ill.

2018 Amstrong, Annie, Douglas, Sarah, ‘Art Basel Miami Beach Opens With Robust Sales’, on: www.artnews.com, Miami, 5 December 2018
Sandomir, Richard, ‘H. Peter Stern, 90, Co-Founder of Storm King Art Center, Dies’, in: The New York Times, New York, vol. CLXIII, no. 58,150, 15 November 2018, p. A26, ill.
Lyon, Christopher, 'Artist Interviews and the Literature of Self-Endorsement', on: hyperallergic.com, New York, 14 January 2018
___, 'With New Partners and Expanded Purview, Master Drawings New York Returns to the Upper East Side in January', on: www.artfixdaily.com, New York, 8 January 2018
Mann, Jon, 'How Pollock and the Abstract Expressionists Created a New Visual Language', on: www.artsy.net, New York, 2 January 2018

2017 Pobric, Pac, ‘David Smith’s White Works Take Center Stage at Storm King’, on: www.villagevoice.com, New York, 26 October 2017
MacAlister, Katherine, ‘Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum shares artistic impressions of life in wartime’, on: www.oxfordtimes.co.uk, Oxford, 6 October 2017
O’Kelly, Emma, ‘Frieze London 2017: galleries take a calmer and more considered stand’, on: www.wallpaper.com, London, 6 October 2017
Fulleylove, Rebecca, ‘Frieze Art Fair 2017: Feminist art, bronze sculptures and mop heads’, on: www.itsnicethat.com, London, 5 October 2017
Loos, Ted, ‘Attracting new blood and pushing boundaries’, in: The International New York Times, London, 5 October 2017, p. S1
Buck, Louisa, ‘Six things not to miss at Frieze London’, on: www.telegraph.co.uk, London, 3 October 2017
Moore, Susan, ‘London’s major modern and contemporary sales’, on: www.apollo-magazine.com, London, 2 October 2017
Gerlis, Melanie, ‘Adventurous art collection of Jerome and Ellen Stern comes to Sotheby’s’, on: theartnewspaper.com, London, 20 September 2017
Spero, Josh, ‘Frieze! You Have Been Sucked into An Art Hole’, in: Tatler, London, October 2017, p. 116
___, ‘Calder / Smith @ Hauser & Wirth’, on: 2-times.com, Melbourne, 1 September 2017
Roux, Caroline, ‘Defying gravity: Alexander Calder and David Smith at Hauser & Wirth Zurich’, on: www.telegraph.co.uk, London, 15 August 2017
___, ‘‘David Smith: The White Sculptures’ at Storm King Art Center, New York’, on: www.blouinartinfo.com, New York, 31 July 2017
Voon, Claire, ‘Humans Prefer Computer-Generated Paintings to Those at Art Basel’, on: hyperallergic.com, New York, 31 July 2017
Heinrich, Will, ‘White Bounty, Harvested From a ‘Sculpture Farm’’, in: The New York Times, New York, 30 June 2017, pp. 18-19
Spence, Rachel, ‘Wild swimming and well-mannered art’, in: The Financial Times, London, 14 June 2017, n. p.
___, ‘Alexander Calder and David Smith at Hauser & Wirth, Zurich’, on: moussemagazine.it, Milan, 12 June 2017
Freeman, Nate, ‘Swiss Movement: Before Art Basel, a Spin Through Zurich Gallery Weekend’, on: www.artnews.com, New York, 12 June 2017
___, ‘Beyond the fair: What to see in Zurich and Basel’, in: The Financial Times Weekend, London, 10-11 June 2017, p. 10
___, ‘What to see in Basel and at Zurich Art Weekend 2017’, on: www.ft.com, New York, 9 June 2017
Cain, Abigail, ‘Why Clement Greenberg Defaced David Smith’s Sculptures’, on: www.artsy.net, New York, 7 June 2017
Wilkin, Karen, ‘‘David Smith: The White Sculptures’ Review: Colored by Their Surroundings’, on: www.wsj.com, New York, 13 May 2017
___, ‘Hauser & Wirth Opens ‘Nothing and Everything: Seven Artists, 1947-1962’’, on: artdaily.com, Mexico City, 7 February 2017
Guiducci, Mark, ‘5 Cultural Things to do in New York City this Weekend’, on: www.vogue.com, New York, 4 February 2017
Kracher, Eva,’ Spater Start’, in: Der Tagesspiegal, Berlin, 28 January 2017, p. 28

2006 Brenson, Michael, ‘David Smith. Freedom and Myth’, in: Sculpture, vol. 25, no. 1, Washington DC, 2006, p. 26
Cotter, Holland, ‘Modernist Delicacy. David Smith at 100’, in: The New York Times, New York, 3 February 2006, p. E35
Fried, Michael, ‘David Smith’, in: Artforum, vol. 44, no. 10, New York, 2006, p. 342

2004 Esplund, Lance, ‘Lions in the Mud. The Alchemy and Mythology of David Smith’, in: Modern Painters, New York, Summer 2004, pp. 80 – 81

2002 Taplin, Robert, ‘David Smith. Toward Volume’, in: Art in America, New York, April 2002, p. 119

2001 Smith, Roberta, ‘Jackson Pollock/David Smith. Paintings and Sculpture From the 1930s and 1940s’, in: The New York Times, New York, 16 March 2001, p. E37

1998 MacAdam, Barbara A., ‘The Fields of David Smith’, Art News, vol. 97, no. 10, New York, 1998, p. 161
Norklun, Kathi, ‘David Smith at Storm King Art Center’, in: Sculpture, vol. 17, no. 10, Washington DC, 1998, p. 66

1990 Kimmelman, Michael, ‘David Smith. Painting Into Sculpture’, in: The New York Times, New York, 9 November 1990, p. C26
Wilkin, Karen, ‘David Smith. The Sculptor and His Drawings’, in: New Criterion, vol. 8, New York, 1990, p. 16

1985 Greene, Alison de Lima, ‘Looking at David Smith’s Two Circle Sentinel’, in: Bulletin, vol. 8, no. 4, Houston, 1985, p. 4

1984 Pachner, Joan, ‘Theodore Roszak and David Smith. A Question of Balance’, in: Arts, New York, February 1984, pp. 104 – 106

1983 Greenberg, Clement, ‘Le Chant du Forgeron’, in: Connaissance des Arts, vol. 372, Paris, 1983, pp. 56, 60, ill.
Krauss, Rosalind E., ‘Changing the Work of David Smith’, in: Art Journal, vol. 43, no. 1, New York, 1983, pp. 93 – 95
Storr, Robert, ‘David Smith. Heroic or Protean?’, in: Art in America, vol. 71, no. 9, New York, 1983, pp. 151 – 152

1982 Allen, Jane Addams, ‘A Double Accolade For Sculptor David Smith’, in: The Washington Times, Washington DC, 5 November 1982, p. 23C
Glueck, Grace, ‘David Smith Seen in His Full Range and Scope’, in: The New York Times, New York, 28 November 1982, p. H29

1981 Dellamora, ‘The Sculpture and Drawings of David Smith. 1933 – 1950’, in: Arts Magazine, vol. 55, New York, 1981, p. 39
Wilkin, Karen, ‘David Smith. The Formative Years’, in: Update, vol. 2, no. 1, Edmonton, 1981, p. 2

1980 Deschamps, Madeleine, ‘Julio Gonzalez, David Smith, Anthony Caro, Tim Scott, Michael Steiner’, in: Art Press, vol. 36, Paris, 1980, p. 9

1977 Dehner, Dorothy, ‘Medals for Dishonor--The Fifteen Medallions of David Smith’, in: Art Journal, vol. 37, no. 2, New York, 1977, n.p.

1971 Tucker, William, ‘Four Sculptors, Part 4. David Smith’, in: Studio International, vol. 181, London, 1971, pp. 24 – 25

1969 Kramer, Hilton, ‘A Critic Calls David Smith Greatest of All American Artists’, in: The New York Times Magazine, New York, 16 February 1969, p. 52
Krauss, Rosalind E., ‘The Essential David Smith, Part II’, in: Artforum, vol. 7, no. 8, New York, 1969, p. 35
Krauss, Rosalind E., ‘The Essential David Smith’, in: Artforum, vol. 7, no. 6, New York, 1969, p. 47 – 48

1967 Cone, Jane Harrison, ‘David Smith’, in: Artforum, vol. 5, no. 10, New York, 1967, p. 75
McQuillan, Melissa, ‘David Smith. A Review in Depth’, in: Harvard Art Review, vol. 2, no. 1, Cambridge, 1967, p. 27 – 29

1966 Greenberg, Clement, ‘David Smith. Critical Comment’, in: Art in America, vol. 54, no. 1, New York, 1966, p. 27
Kramer, Hilton, ‘Sculpture. David Smith at the Fogg. Retrospective, 1933 – 65, Is Small but Superb’, in: The New York Times, New York, 1 October 1966, p. 27

1963 Greenberg, Clement, ‘David Smith’, in: Art in America, vol. 51, no. 4, New York, 1963, p. 114

1961 O’Hara, Frank, ‘David Smith. The Color of Steel’, in: Art News, vol. 60, no. 8, New York, 1961, pp. 33, 70

1960 Kramer, Hilton, ‘The Sculpture of David Smith’, in: Arts Magazine, vol. 34, no. 5, New York, 1960, pp. 26 – 38

1959 Navaretta, Emanuel, ‘New Sculpture of David Smith’, in: Art in America, vol. 47, no. 4, New York, 1959, p. 97

1957 Coates, Robert M., ‘The Art Galleries. Double Retrospective’, in: New Yorker, vol. 33, no. 13, New York, 1957, p. 126
Hunter, Sam, ‘David Smith’, in: Museum of Modern Art Bulletin, vol. 25, no. 1, New York, 1957, p. 4
Porter, Fairfield, ‘David Smith. Steel into Sculpture’, in: Art News, vol. 56, no. 5, New York, 1957, p. 41

1956 Goossen, Eugene C., ‘David Smith’, in: Arts Magazine, vol. 30, no. 6, New York, 1956, p. 25

1952 Preston, Stuart, ‘Primitive to Modern. Sculpture of Old Mexico– David Smith–Buffet’, in: The New York Times, New York, 6 April 1952, p. X11

1942 ___, ‘1942 – 43 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Art. Sculpture, Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings and Prints’, New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1942
Brown, Milton W., ‘American Art a Year After Pearl Harbor’, in: Art News, vol. 41, no. 14, New York, 1942, p. 10, ill.

1941 Lane, James W., ‘In the Open Air and The Full Round. The Sculptors Guild Makes Its Vernal Offering’, in: Art News, vol. 40, no. 7, New York, 1941, p. 9
___, ‘Sculpture Show in Village Holds Preview Today’, in: The New York Herald Tribune, New York, 28 April 1941, n.p.

1940 L. J., ‘Abstract Creations by David Smith’, in: Art News, vol. 38, no. 26, New York, 1940, p. 15
Kirili, Alain, ‘David Smith. The Cult of the Solar Nude’, in: Sculpture, vol. 13, no. 3, Washington DC, 1940, p. 35
Watson, Ernest W., ‘David Smith—From Studio to Forge’, in: American Artist, vol. 4, no. 3, Cincinnati, 1940, pp. 20 – 21

1938 Davidson, Martha, ‘Sculptural Essays in Forged Metal by David Smith’, in: Art News, vol. 18, New York, 1938, p. 15

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