Born in Egypt and raised inNew York City, Lassaw was a pivotal force in defining the very essence of American Abstract Expressionism. Throughout his long career, Lassaw remained a leader in vanguard circles, following his own course instead of the changing fashions; in fact, his steadfast opposition to representational art anticipated the Abstract Expressionist movement that would come following World War II. Lassaw did not sell any major pieces until 1951, when Nelson Rockefeller purchased 10 of his pieces. His sculpture has since become part of many important collections.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City|
Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, Illinois
Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri
Missoula Art Museum, Montana
Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.
Wichita Art Museum, Kansas