1941-58 Teaches at Sarah Lawrence College, NY
Teaches two and three dimensional design and sculpture at Sarah Lawrence College. He taught there for 16 years.
David Smith joined the faculty there from 1947-50.
" "Because the total condition of modern man is undergoing great change," says sculptor Theodore Roszak, "symbols that once acted as powerful agents in relating him to a sphere of ethical and moral values have steadily been losing their meaning." The symbols of the older generation - the rockets to the moon, the Polarises, the success of money, the power of position, the virtues of affluence, the search for prestige - these have steadily lost their meaning for those who now look at lives with the eye of the young outsider who lives in a new section of time...What, then, do they do, the young men and women who have learned to rebel, to resist, to dissent, to go it alone? They are learning to educate themselves in their own terms."
[Harold Taylor, former President of Sarah Lawrence College, "Portrait of a New Generation", 1962, December, Saturday Review]