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 Leon Polk Smith  (1906 - 1996)

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Lived/Active: New York/Oklahoma      Known for: abstract, geometric-op painting, sculpture

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Known for geometric, hard-edge abstraction, Leon Polk Smith was born in 1906 and raised on a farm in Indian territory among the Choctaw Indians before Oklahoma became a state.  In 1936, he went to New York City and was exposed to European modernism.  He was particularly influenced by Jean Arp, Constantin Brancusi and Piet Mondrian and also by the city itself. 

Of his impressions, he wrote:  "New York City revealed its physical self to me through the mountains and cany (showing 500 of 2757 characters).

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