Archive for September 20, 2014

Artist of the moment…………Leon Polk Smith


Leon Polk Smith was an American painter born near Chickasha, Oklahoma in the year 1906. Smith was raised on an Indian reservation and was renown for his abstract paintings.

Smith attended college at East Central University located in Ada, Oklahoma earning a B.A. Smith went on to postgraduate studies at Columbia University where he earned a M.F.A.

Past recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.

In this clip we view a show featuring Leon Polk Smith and other hard edge abstract painters from 2013 at the Anne Taylor Gallery. Smith is shown at the 1:10 part of the clip:

Leon Polk Smith passed away in 1996.

Like many abstract artists, including Tom Wesselmann, Smith was fond of using round or uniquely shaped canvases for his painting support.

Price range information: Prints start at $2,000 and originals can reach as high as $100,000 for a work in oils and acrylics.