Leon Polk Smith: American Painter, Ratcliff, The Brooklyn Museum, 1996, C-VG-pb


Leon Polk Smith: American Painter by Carter Ratcliff, et al.  The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York (U.S.A.), 1996.  112p (44 illustrations).  8.80×0.30×11.75.  Stiff white illustrated paper wrappers with red and black titles. Collectible exhibition catalog in VERY GOOD condition.  Clean interior pages, with slight wear to the corners of the front and back pages.  Bright, clean wrapper with light wear to the edges and corners.  Smooth spine back shows slight age toning, and gentle bumps to crown and toe.  Includes bibliographical references.  Out-of-print.

Leon Polk Smith (1906 – 1996) was an American geometric abstract painter.  His first gallery show was in New York City in 1941, and by the 1960’s his works were on display in prominent galleries, such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim, and The Brooklyn Museum.  This catalog accompanied a special exhibition of Smith’s works at The Brooklyn Museum, where 27 paintings and works on paper are a part of their permanent collection.  

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