Hassel Smith
American, 1915-2007
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Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Tate
Selected exhibitions
2018
CALIFORNIA: NORTH AND SOUTH,
Heather James Fine Art
2017
Hassel Smith: The Ferus Years,
Washburn Gallery
2013
Hassel Smith COSMOTIANA: The Measured Paintings (1970 1986),
333 Montezuma Arts

Hassel Smith provided a West Coast counterpoint to Abstract Expressionists such as Willem de Kooning and Franz Kline, and was an influential teacher at the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco. He first came to abstraction in the 1940s after seeing an exhibition of Clyfford Still’s “Color Fields”, and he …

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