"Why I construct sculptures is somewhat of a mystery to me. I suspect, in some ways, it is a continuation of childhood play, where invention, improvisation and often a sense of mischief, are a key. The simple abstract shapes that I choose to work with give me the greatest freedom to manipulate and discover new forms without being bound by specific representational imagery.


The opposing qualities of form are what engage me most. Balance vs. precariousness, stability vs. movement, and the organic vs. the inorganic. I play with these elements until another dimension appears and until the form is pleasing to me. I'm partial to the double take, the paradox, but only if the work's formal qualities con sustain interest and delight over a long period of time."




Artist Name: Leon Smith


Born: 1933, Queensland, Australia


Residence: Resident of the U.S. since 1964. Mr. Smith maintains his home, studio and an outdoor sculpture park in Ancramdale, New York.



  • Sydney University, Australia
  • Sydney Art School
  • St. Martin's School of Art, London



  • Ben Uri Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, 1963
  • NYC Revolving Sculpture Project, Brooklyn Courthouse, 1973
  • Prince Street Gallery, New York City, 1979
  • Gallery at Hastings on Hudson, 1987, 1989
  • Warburton Gallery, Hastings on Hudson NY
  • Ahava Gallery, Boca Raton, FL, 1994-1997
  • Kirkestraad 58, Antwerp, Belgium, 1994
  • Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY, 1998
  • Sculpture in the Park Project, Hartsdale, NY, 1999
  • Haddad Lascano Gallery, Gt. Barrington, MA 2004
  • CCCA Artswalk, 2004, 2005
  • CCCA, Hudson Opera House, NY, 2004, 2005, 2006
  • Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood, Stockbridge, MA, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2011, 2013
  • Sculpture Now, Stockbridge, MA, 2007
  • Sculpture in the Streets, Downtown Albany, Albany NY 2007-2008
  • Public Art Walking Tour, Pittsfield, MA, 2007-2008
  • Sculpture Now, Lenox, MA, 2008
  • Sculpture Now, Stockbridge, MA, 2009
  • Hudson Opera House, Hudson, NY, 2010
  • Sculpture Now, Pittsfield, MA, 2010
  • Sculpture Now, Lee, MA, 2011
  • Sculpture Now, Lenox, MA, 2012
  • Sculpture Now, The Mount, Lenox, MA, 2013, 2015


Permanent installations:

  • City of Pittsfield , Pittsfield, MA
  • Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY
  • Iona College, New Rochelle, NY
  • Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Delancey Street Foundation, San Francisco, CA
  • Delancey Street Foundation, Santa Fe, NM




The artist's works are in private collections in the U.S., Australia, Israel, Belgium and Mexico City.