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Oral history interview with Sam Gilliam, 1984 Sept. 18

view Oral history interview with Sam Gilliam, 1984 Sept. 18 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Gilliam, Sam, 1933-
Interviewer:
Young, Kenneth, 1933-
Subject:
Downing, Thomas
Noland, Kenneth
University of Louisville
Place of publication, production, or execution:
District of Columbia
Physical Description:
Sound recording: 1 sound cassette
Transcript: 28 p.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Summary:
An interview of Sam Gilliam conducted 1984 Sept. 18, by Kenneth Young, for the Archives of American Art.
Gilliam speaks of his childhood in the South; discovering his talent and his early attraction to art; his education at the University of Louisville; how his philosophy of art developed; the influence of music; techniques and materials; early shows of his work; Washington artists he knew. He recalls Thomas Downing and Kenneth Noland.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Sam Gilliam, 1984 Sept. 18. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript available on line.
Funding:
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Biography Note:
Sam Gilliam (1933- ) is a painter from Washington, D.C.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
African American painters
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Painting
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Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11449
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212129
AAA_collcode_gillia84
Theme:
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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