David Smith
Nationality: 
american
Gender: 
Male
Birth Date: 
1906
Birth Place: 
Decatur, Indiana
Death Date: 
1965
Death Place: 
Albany, NY
Sculptor whose pioneering welded metal sculpture and massive painted geometric forms made him the most original American sculptor in the decades after World War II. His work greatly influenced the brightly colored "primary structures" of Minimal art during the 1960s.