Artist

Sam Gilliam

Born in Tupelo, 1933 and lives in Washington D.C., USA

 
Sam Gilliam  is a Color Field Painter and Lyrical Abstractionist artist. Gilliam, an African American, is associated with the Washington Color School and is broadly considered a Color field painter. His works have also been described as belonging to Abstract Expressionism and Lyrical Abstraction. He works on stretched, draped, and wrapped canvas, and adds sculptural 3D elements. He is recognized as the first artist to introduce the idea of a painted canvas hanging without stretcher bars c.1965, a major contribution to the Color Field School.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Sam Gilliam: Watercolors
An ongoing exploration of color and form into a palpable entity
11 Dec 2020 - 03 Jan 2021
Pace gallery
USA
Exhibitions
The Music of Color. Sam Gilliam, 1967–1973
Sam Gilliam (b. Tupelo, Mississippi, 1933) is one of America’s most prominent abstract painters: his...
09 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
Kunstmuseum Basel
Basel
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