Information provided in April of 2006 by Karen C. Holmes:
Sam Doyle (1906 -1985) was a Gullah folk artist born on Saint Helena Island, South Carolina. He painted on scraps of wood and metal, documenting both St. Helena firsts and prominent members of the island community.
He was born the eighth of nine children and attended the Penn School, the first established in the south for free blacks, up through the ninth grade. One of his teachers there noted his talent for drawing a (showing 500 of 1113 characters).