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A Finding Aid to the Leon Polk Smith papers, 1938-1997 | Digitized Collection

Leon Polk Smith papers, 1938-1997

Smith, Leon Polk, 1906-1996

Sculptor, Painter, Printmaker

This site provides access to the papers of Leon Polk Smith in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2011. The bulk of this collection has been scanned and totals 9,145 images.

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Leon Polk Smith Foundation and the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Collection Information

Size: 7.2 linear feet

Summary: The papers of New York abstract painter Leon Polk Smith measure 7.2 linear feet and date from 1938 to 1997. The papers consist of biographical material, business and personal correspondence, interview transcripts and an interview video recording, writings, financial records for the corporate entity Leon Polk Smith, Inc., printed material, photographic material, and a scrapbook of newspaper clippings.

Biographical/Historical Note

Leon Polk Smith (1906-1996) was a painter from New York, N.Y.

Provenance

The papers of Leon Polk Smith were donated by the artist's partner, Robert Jamieson, in 1998. Additional materials were donated by Jamieson in 2002.

Funding

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Leon Polk Smith Foundation and the Terra Foundation for American Art.