Smith’s work is considered part of Minimalism, a movement in art history where the focus is on shapes, forms and volumes. During his time at the University of Hawaii, Smith created a series of nine sculptures, which he later named after a few of his teaching colleagues. This sculpture is named after John Wisnosky, a student at the University.
Tony Smith. For J.W., 1969. Bronze, 33 x 60 x 46 inches. Gift of Fred and Lena Meijer. © Copyright Tony Smith Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS).