Sam Gilliam Jr
Sam Gilliam, Jr. is active/lives in District Of Columbia, Kentucky. Sam Gilliam is known for abstract color field painting, collage, graphics.
Biography Sam Gilliam, Jr.
Abstract Color Field* painter Sam Gilliam was born in Tupelo,
Mississippi in 1933, growing up in Louisville, Kentucky, where he
received an MA in painting at the University of Louisville in 1961. He
received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters at the University of
Louisville in 1980 and Northwestern University in 1990.
came to Washington, D.C. in 1962 to join the second generation of
Washington Color Painters*. Like the first generation of the
group, which included Morris Louis and Kenneth Noland, Gilliam has an
interest in the qualities of color, applying acrylic* to unprimed
From the mid-1960s, acrylics were poured over the
canvases to create abstractions. Later canvases were without frame
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