Julius Schmidt

American, b. 1923, Stamford, Connecticut; d. 2017
Julius Schmidt

 

Julius Schmidt’s artwork combines the mechanical and the organic in order to express the dynamic qualities of machinery. His early works were casted in iron and resemembled machine parts while his later work simplified the imagery to suggest rather than replicate machinery. Untitled (1966) of the Empire State Plaza Art Collection is a transition between Schmidt’s two stages. Made of bronze with a light green patina, Untitled’s arranged spherical shapes both recall his earlier “modern towers” and his later simplified imagery.

Untitled

 

Julius Schmidt, Untitled

 

Title: Untitled
Date: 1966
Medium: bronze
Dimensions: 111 x 37 x 34 inches
Accession Number: P67.1.6
Location: Currently Not on View

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Empire State Plaza Art Collection
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