Art: Sculpture in the Raw

Big, ponderous, but catlike on his feet, Sculptor David Smith, 51, works the year round in a studio he calls the Terminal Iron Works outside Bolton Landing (pop. 600) on the shores of upstate New York's Lake George. There he can jaw with the natives, slouch through the Adirondacks on the prowl for old harrows, car springs or rusting buggies—almost anything in metal that might be used as a starting point for the welded sculpture he introduced to U.S. art back in 1933.

Sculptor Smith cares little for the big city, or its art gallery...

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