One of the often-overlooked giants of geometric abstract painting in America, #LeonPolkSmith was strongly influenced by the paintings of #PietMondrian and the aesthetics of #DeStijl. He brought a refined sensibility to Hard-Edge #Minimalism while maintaining a strict adherence to the formal and rational in his art. The lasting influence of the art of the Native Americans that Smith grew up amongst in the Indian Territory of Oklahoma is evident in his approach to the use of geometry. In Correspondence Black Yellow (1963), core elements of Smith’s practice are visible.
[Artwork: Leon #PolkSmith Correspondence Black Yellow, 1963]
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