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Thomas Sills

 (1914 - 2000)
Thomas Albert Sills was active/lived in New York, North Carolina.  Thomas Sills is known for non objective-often minimalist-painting.

Biography   Thomas Sills


Thomas Albert Sills, an African American and the youngest of eleven children, was born on August 20, 1914 on a farm in Castalia, North Carolina.  During his childhood, Sills moved around several times attending school intermittently but never finishing his education.

When he was nine years old, he started working at a greenhouse / flower shop in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Here marks an important development in Sills' life - his intense interest in color, which is reflected in his works throughout the decades of his career.  In an interview by Jerry Tallmer from the New York Post printed on January 26, 1980, Sills reflects back on these early years by remarking, "Sometimes the owner sent me downstair   ...  Displaying 750 of 10428 characters.

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