Smith, Tony

Smith, Tony,

1912–80, American sculptor, b. South Orange, N.J., studied Art Students League, New York City (1933–37), New Bauhaus, Chicago (1937–38). Trained as a painter and architect and for a time associated with Frank Lloyd WrightWright, Frank Lloyd,
1867–1959, American architect, b. Richland Center, Wis., as Frank Lincoln Wright; he changed his name to honor his mother's family (the Lloyd Joneses). Wright is widely considered the greatest American architect.
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, Smith had his own architectural firm during the 1940s. He turned to sculpture in the 1950s, applying architectural principles to his monumental black steel constructions. Allied with minimalismminimalism,
schools of contemporary art and music, with their origins in the 1960s, that have emphasized simplicity and objectivity. Minimalism in the Visual Arts
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, he worked with simple geometrical modules combined on a three-dimensional grid, creating drama through simplicity and scale. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, N.Y.C., National Gallery, Washington, D.C., and other leading museums. The artist Kiki Smith is his daughter.


See studies by L. R. Lippard (1972), K. Kertess and J. Rachner (1996), R. Storr, ed. (1998), and R. Tuttle (2002).

Smith, (Anthony Peter) Tony

(1912–80) sculptor, painter, architect; born in South Orange, N.J. After suffering from tuberculosis when young, he studied at the Art Students League (1933–36) and architecture at Chicago's New Bauhaus (1937–38). He was an apprentice to Frank Lloyd Wright (1938–39) and a practicing architect in New York City (1940–60). He painted and worked on architectural commissions, taught at many institutions, and was associated with the minimalist school of sculpture.
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