Introduction
Sam Gilliam ( GHIL-ee-əm; born November 30, 1933) is a color field painter and lyrical abstractionist artist. Gilliam, an African American, is associated with the Washington Color School, a group of Washington, D.C. area artists that developed a form of abstract art from color field painting in the 1950s and 1960s. 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 draped, painted canvas hanging without stretcher bars around 1965. This was a major contribution to the Color Field School.In his more recent work, Gilliam has worked with polypropylene, computer-generated imaging, metallic and iridescent acrylics, handmade paper, aluminum, steel, plywood, and plastic.
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Introduction
Sam Gilliam is an African-American artist who was born in Tupelo, Mississippi. He received an MA in painting from the University of Louisville. His work is greatly influenced by the color field painting style and jazz music.
Nationalities
American, African American
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Painter, Sculptor
Names
Sam Gilliam, Jr. Sam Gilliam
Ulan
500013570
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