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Sam Gilliam Jr

 (born 1933)
Sam Gilliam, Jr. is active/lives in District Of Columbia, Kentucky.  Sam Gilliam Jr is known for abstract color field painting, collage, graphics.

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.

Gilliam 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 canvas.

From the mid-1960s, acrylics were poured over the canvases to create abstractions. Later canvases were without frame  ...  Displaying 750 of 14651 characters.

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About  Sam Gilliam, Jr.

Born:  1933 - Tupelo, Mississippi
Known for:  abstract color field painting, collage, graphics