Solo Exhibition History

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1941

Uptown Gallery, New York

1942

Telfair Academy of Arts & Sciences, Savannah, Georgia

The Pinacotheca Gallery, New York

1943-1944

Santa Fe Museum, New Mexico

1946

Egan Gallery, New York

1949

The Pinacotheca Gallery, New York

Rose Fried Gallery, New York

1955

Mills College of Education Art Gallery, New York

1956

Camino Gallery, New York

1958

Camino Gallery, New York

Betty Parsons Gallery, New York

1960

Betty Parsons Gallery, New York

1962

Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, New York

Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela

1963

Stable Gallery, New York

1964

Gallery Müller, Stuttgart, Germany

Studio Galerie, Frankfurt, Germany

1965

Leon Polk Smith: Torn Drawing
Galerie Chalette, New York

1967

Galerie Chalette, New York

1968

Leon Polk Smith : an exhibition of the PosesInstitute of Fine Arts, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
April 15 – May 8, 1968

San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, California
May 21 – June 30, 1968

Galerie Chalette, New York

1969

Museum of Fine Arts, Fort Worth, Texas

Galerie Chalette, New York

1970

Geometric Painting 1945-1953 by Leon Polk Smith
Galerie Chalette, New York
Nov. 7, 1970

1973

Leon Polk Smith
Galerie Denise René, New York
Dec. 1973

1975

Galerie Denise René, New York

1977

Leon Polk Smith
Galerie Denise René, New York
Feb. 15-March 12, 1977

Pelham-Von Stoffler Gallery, Houston, Texas

1978

Leon Polk Smith; A dialogue in black & white: an exhibition of paintings from 1946-1978
Art Gallery, State University of New York at Old Westbury
Nov. 15-25, 1978

1979

Susan Caldwell, Inc., New York


Gallery Paula Anglim, San Francisco, California

Ace Gallery, Ltd., Vancouver, Canada (October)

Ace Gallery, Ltd., Venice, California (November)

International Kunstmarkt, Cologne West Germany

1980

Polk Smith: Constellations
Washburn Gallery, New York, New York
January 11 – February 25, 1980

Leon Polk Smith: Eight Works/Paintings and Collages
Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
September 23 – October 12, 1980

1981

Leon Polk Smith: Black and White Tondos
Washburn Gallery, New York, New York
December 11, 1981 – January 30, 1982 [cat.]

Leon Polk Smith: Large paintings, 1979-1981
The Fine Arts Center, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, New York
October 28 – December 15, 1981 [cat.]

Washburn Gallery (113 Greene Street), New York, New York
March 4 – May 2, 1981

Leon Polk Smith: Drawings, Collages and Paintings
Washburn Gallery, (42 East 57th Street), New York, New York
March 4 – April 4, 1981 [cat.]

1982

Paintings 1945-50 and Recent Paintings,
in two locations of Washburn Gallery, New York

1983

Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

1984

Leon Polk Smith: Constellations 1967-1973
Washburn Gallery, New York, New York
January 11 – February 25, 1984

Leon Polk Smith Collagen 1981-1983
Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany
May 31 – July 29, 1984

1986

Polk Smith: New Works
DiLaurenti Gallery, New York, New York
January 23 – March 1, 1986

Torn Drawing Prints ’65
The Brouhaha, Providence, Rhode Island
January 1 – 14, 1986

Leon Polk Smith: Retrospective
The Third International Contemporary Art Fair, London, England
May 29 – June 1, 1986

1987

Leon Polk Smith: 5 Decades of Geometric Inventions
DiLaurenti Gallery, New York, New York
November 6 – December 19, 1987.
Traveled to R.H. Love Modern, Chicago, Illinois
January 22 – February 27, 1988;
and The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio
May 7 – June 19, 1988 [cat.]

Leon Polk Smith: Arbeiten von 1947-1987
Galerie Hoffmann, Friedberg, West Germany
May 30 – September 1, 1987

Leon Polk Smith
Burnett Miller Gallery, Los Angles, California
May 15 – June 20, 1987

Leon Polk Smith
Galerie A. Hoffmann, Basel, Switzerland
May 30 – September 1, 1987 [cat.]

Leon Polk Smith
Ruth Siegel Gallery, New York, New York
January 3 – 24, 1987

1989

Leon Polk Smith
Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany
February 4 – March, 27, 1989.
Traveled to the Musée de Grenoble, Grenoble, France
May 12 – July 10, 1989 [cat.]

Leon Polk Smith: 35 Years of Color
Myers-Bloom Gallery, Santa Monica, California
October 19 – November 22, 1989

1991

Leon Polk Smith
Galerie Hoffmann, Friedburg, Germany
December 1991 – March 1992 [cat.]
Myers-Bloom Gallery, Santa Monica, California

1992

Leon Polk Smith: Wegbereiter der hard-edge Malerei
Galerie Istvan Schlégel, Zurich, Switzerland
October 28 – December 19, 1992
 Iynedjian Art Galerie, Lausanne, Switzerland

1993-1994

Leon Polk Smith: Selected Works, 1943-1992
The Brooklyn Museum, New York, New York
February 13, 1993 – January 2, 1994 [cat.]

1994

Leon Polk Smith: Works on Paper
ACA Galleries, New York
November 17 – December 17, 1994

Leon Polk Smith
Galerie Hoffmann, Friedberg, Germany
September 2 – 9 , 1994

1995-1996

Leon Polk Smith: American Painter
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, New York
September 29, 1995 – January 7, 1996 [cat.]

1996-1997

Paintings of the Nineties,
Jason McCoy Inc., New York City, New York

1998

Leon Polk Smith: Collages, 1954 – 1986
Musée de Grenoble, Grenoble, France
July 6 – September 28, 1998

1999, 2000

Cattlebrands and Columns
Washburn Gallery, New York, New York
March 30 – April 29, 2000 [cat.] 

Leon Polk Smith: Antigravity
Galerie Hoffmann, Friedberg, Germany
December 11, 1999 – April 2, 2000 [cat.]

2000

Cattlebrands and Columns and Columns from the 1940s.
Washburn Gallery, New York

2001-2002

Leon Polk Smith in the Arithmeum
University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
September 4, 2001 – February 17, 2002 [cat.]

2002

Baseballs, Basketballs and Tennis, c.1955
Washburn Gallery, New York, New York
February 1 – March 30, 2002 [cat.]

2005

Forms and Functions in the 1950s
Washburn Gallery, New York, New York
January 21 – March 5, 2005 [cat.]; traveled to Wright, Chicago, Illinois 

2006

Leon Polk Smith: 10 Paintings, 1945-1950,
Washburn Gallery, New York, New York
November 9 – December 22, 2006 [cat.]

Leon Polk Smith: American Original,
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
June 24 – September 24, 2006

Leon Polk Smith: Invention: A Centennial Celebration of his Oeuvre,
Jason McCoy Gallery, New York, New York

2007

Leon Polk Smith: The Constellations Paintings,
Louis Stern Fine Arts, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California

2008

Torn Paper Drawings 1956-1964
Washburn Gallery, New York
January 10 – March 1, 2008

2009

Leon Polk Smith: A Constellation with Works on Paper
Washburn Gallery, New York
September 10 – October 31, 2009

2010

Leon Polk Smith: The Tamarind Lithography Workshop
Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
May 25 – December 5, 2010

2011

Leon Polk Smith: 50 Years of Separation
Washburn Gallery, New York, New York
April 7 – June 30, 2011 [cat.]

Leon Polk Smith. Raumformen/Spaceforms
KUBUS, Situation Kunst (für Max Imdahl), Ruhr- Universität Bochum, Bochum, Germany
May 5 – September 4, 2011 [cat.]

2013-2014

Linear Curves: Leon Polk Smith, Works from the 1960s
Louis Stern Fine Arts, Los Angeles, California
January 11 – February 22, 2014

Space Considered: Leon Polk Smith
Valerie Carberry Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
November 8, 2013 – January 11, 2014 [cat.]

Leon Polk Smith Cherokee | Chickasaw | Choctaw
Washburn Gallery, New York
November 1, 2013 – February 1, 2014 [cat.]

2014

Linear Curves: Leon Polk Smith: Works From the 1960s
Louis Stern Fine Arts, Los Angeles
January 11 – February 22, 2014

2015

Leon Polk Smith: Paintings and Collages from the 1960s
Washburn Gallery, New York, New York
September 10 – October 31, 2015 [cat.]

2016

Leon Polk Smith
Selections from Miami
Washburn Gallery, New York City, New York
December 16, 2016 – January 31, 2017

2017

Leon Polk Smith
Lisson Gallery, New York, New York
September 8 – October 21, 2017

Geometry in Motion: Leon Polk Smith Works on Paper
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, New York
October 7 – December 31, 2017

2017-2018

Leon Polk Smith: Prints And Related Works
Senior & Shopmaker Gallery, New York, New York
November 10, 2017 – January 27, 2018

2018-2019

Leon Polk Smith
Lisson Gallery, London, England
November 16, 2018 – January 12, 2019 [cat.]

2019

Leon Polk Smith: Prints, Drawings, and Collages
Senior & Shopmaker Gallery
June 6, 2019 – July 26, 2019

Leon Polk Smith: Prints
Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas
June 15 – August 31, 2019

Leon Polk Smith: Endless Space
Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago
September 13, 2019 – November 23, 2019