Wayne Andersen

  • American Sculpture: The Situation in The Fifties

    IN 1949, CLEMENT GREENBERG, in noting that the number of promising young sculptors in this country was proportionally much larger than that of young painters, pointed out David Smith, Theodore Roszak, David Hare, Herbert Ferber, Seymour Lipton, Richard Lippold, Peter Grippe, Burgoyne Diller, Adeline Kent, Ibram Lassaw, and Isamu Noguchi as the sculptors with the greatest potential to contribute work that was ambitious, serious, and original. In 1956, expressing disappointment about the trend of world sculpture since the forties, Greenberg cancelled out all the Americans except Smith, with the