Pace Galleries

Tony Smith: Biographical Documents






Born 1912, South Orange, New Jersey

Died 1980, New York



1931, Fordham University, New York

1931–32, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

1934–36, Art Students League, New York

1937–38, New Bauhaus, Chicago



Tony Smith: Smoke, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, February 26–July 27, 2017.




Tony Smith, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, February 6–April 18, 2015.




Tony Smith, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, September 3–October 4, 2014.




Tony Smith: Maze, Matthew Marks Gallery, Los Angeles, October 5–December 21, 2013.


Tony Smith: One-Two-Three, Art Production Fund, Bryant Park, New York, March 13–April 10, 2013.




Tony Smith: Source, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, September 7–October 27, 2012.




Tony Smith: Drawings, The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas, December 17, 2010–April 3, 2011.


Tony Smith: Bronze, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, November 6, 2010–January 29, 2011.




Tony Smith: Early Paintings, Valerie Carberry Gallery, Chicago, September 11–October 31, 2009.




Tony Smith: Sculpture, Painting, Drawing, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, September 13–October 25, 2008.




Tony Smith: Marriage, Night, We Lost, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, May 6–June 17, 2006.




Tracing Tony Smith’s Tau, Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, Hunter College, New York, September 14–December 4, 2004. (Catalogue)


Tony Smith: Wall, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, September 9–October 9, 2004.


Tony Smith: New Work, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Beverly Hills, June 26–August 14, 2004.


Tony Smith, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, May 8–June 27, 2004.




Tony Smith, Galerie Hauser and Wirth, Zurich, August 23–October 11, 2003.


Tony Smith: Louisenberg¸ Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, January 22–March 1, 2003. (Catalogue)




Tony Smith, Grant Selwyn Fine Art, Beverly Hills, September 12–October 19, 2002.


Tony Smith: Distilled Expression, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, September 10–October 25, 2002.


Tony Smith, Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Spain, March 14–May 19, 2002. (Catalogue)


Tony Smith: For Series, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, January 11–February 16, 2002. (Brochure)




Tony Smith Paintings: A Survey of Early Works from the 1930s and 40s, Robert Henry Adams Fine Art, Chicago, September 7–October 19, 2001. (Catalogue)


Tony Smith: Paintings and Sculpture, 1960–1965, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, April 26–June 23, 2001. (Catalogue)




Tony Smith’s Smog: A New Sculpture for Middlebury, Middlebury College Museum of Art, Vermont, 2000.




Tony Smith: Stinger, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, May 1–June 1, 1999. (Catalogue)




Tony Smith’s Sculpture: Through Drawings and Photograph, Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, New York, 1998.


Tony Smith: Architect, Painter, Sculptor, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, July 2–September 22, 1998. (Catalogue)


Tony Smith in the City, Public Art Fund, Central Park, New York, July 1–September 22, 1998.




Tony Smith, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, September 26–October 25, 1997. (Catalogue)


Tony Smith: Moondog, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, April 18–May 31, 1997. (Catalogue)




Tony Smith: A Drawing Retrospective, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, November 1, 1995–January 13, 1996. (Catalogue)




Tony Smith: Paintings (1959–60) and Sculpture, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, October 4–November 5, 1994.




Tony Smith: Willy, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, April 30–May 29, 1993.




Tony Smith: Paintings and Sculpture 1956–1962, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, November 3–28, 1992.


Tony Smith, Fundación Torre Picasso, Madrid, June 17–July 17, 1992. Traveled to: Sala Rekalde, Bilbao, December 17, 1992–January 31, 1993; Villa Arson, Nice, January 21–March 20, 1994; Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva, September 1994–January 1995; Musée d’Art Moderne,St. Etienne, France, May 5–July 19, 1995; Louisiana Museum for Moderne Kunst, Humlebaek, Denmark, September 22, 1995–January 7, 1996. (Catalogues)




Tony Smith: Ten Elements, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, March 2–30, 1991.




Tony Smith: Sculptures from the 60s, Galerie Ressle, Stockholm, September 22–October 27, November 4–December 8, 1990.




The Tony Smith Retrospective, Jones Hall Gallery, University of St. Thomas, Houston, 1989.




Tony Smith: Smug, St. John’s Rotary, New York, October 1988–October 1993.


Tony Smith: Sculptures and Drawings, 1961–1969, Westfälisches Landesmuseum, Muenster, February 21–April 24, 1988. Traveled to: Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany, May 8–June 26, 1989. (Catalogue)




Tony Smith: Maze, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, November 7–26, 1987.


Tony Smith, Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan, April–May 1987.


Tony Smith: The Shape of Space, List Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, January 17–April 5, 1987. (Brochure)




Tony Smith: Sculptures 1961–63, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, September 13–October 13, 1986.


Tony Smith: Paintings 1953–1963, Small Sculpture 1961–1969, Xavier Fourcade, Inc., New York, May 17–June 21, 1986.




Tony Smith Selected Sculptures: 1961–1973, Part I, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, October 19–November 16, 1985; and Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, October 25–December 7, 1985. (Catalogue)




Tony Smith: Drawings, Hunter College Art Gallery, New York, January 20–February 10, 1984.




Tony Smith: Paintings and Sculpture, The Pace Gallery, 32 East 57th Street, New York, September 23–October 22, 1983. (Catalogue)




Tony Smith: Paintings, Drawings and Sculptures, Moira Kelly Fine Art, London, November 19–December 23, 1981.


Tony Smith: “81 More,” and the Sculptural Process, Kean College, Union, New Jersey, September 14–18, 1981. (Catalogue)


Tony Smith: Paintings and Drawings, Greenwich Theatre Gallery, London, March 2–28, 1981.




Tony Smith: Paintings, Moira Kelly Fine Art, London, August 27–September 24, 1980.


Tony Smith: Ten Elements, Ace Gallery, Venice, California, July 22–August 1980.




Tony Smith: Ten Elements and Throwback, The Pace Gallery, 32 East 57th Street, New York, April 27–June 9, 1979. (Catalogue)




Tony Smith: Casting of Models and Small Pieces, Fourcade, Droll Inc., New York, March 16–April 17, 1976.




Tony Smith: Painting and Sculpture, University of Maryland Art Gallery, College Park, February 8–March 8, 1974. (Catalogue)




Tony Smith: 81 More, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, November 30, 1971–January 31, 1972.


Tony Smith: Recent Sculpture, M. Knoedler & Co., New York, March 23–April 24, 1971. (Catalogue)




9 Sculptures by Tony Smith, Newark Museum and New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Newark, October 6–November 15, 1970. Traveled to: Montclair State Art Museum, New Jersey, November 22, 1970–January 3, 1971; Art Museum of Princeton University, January 17–February 22, 1971; New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, February 27–April 11, 1971; Cumberland County College, New Jersey; Garden Arts Center, Holmdel, New Jersey; Morris Museum, Morristown, New Jersey. (Catalogue)




Sculpture by Tony Smith, Honolulu Academy of Arts, October 1969.




Tony Smith, Organized by The Museum of Modern Art Circulating Exhibitions. Traveled to: White Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, September 9–October 6, 1968; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, October 25–November 24, 1968; Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, January 3–31, 1969; Tennessee Fine Arts Center, Nashville, March 3–31, 1969; University of St. Thomas, Houston, April 28–May 26, 1969; Henry Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, June 23–July 21, 1969; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, August 18–September 29, 1969. (Brochure)




Tony Smith: The Wandering Rocks, Galerie Müller, Stuttgart, October 28–December 8, 1967. Traveled to: Galerie Renée Ziegler, Zurich, December 15, 1967–January 28, 1968; Fischbach Gallery, New York, January 27–February 22, 1968; Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, March 1–31, 1968; Donald Morris Gallery, Detroit, May 10–31, 1968.


Large-Scale Sculpture by Tony Smith, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, September 9–October 16, 1967.


Tony Smith, Bryant Park, New York, January 28–March 12, 1967.




Tony Smith: Two Exhibitions of Sculpture, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut, November 8–December 31, 1966; and Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, November 22, 1966–January 6, 1967. (Catalogue)