Born in Tupelo, Mississippi in 1933, Sam Gilliam is an African American Lyrical Abstractionist artist. He has gained international recognition as a contemporary Color Field Painter. He resides in Washington D.C. where he continues to practice his art form.
Sam Gilliam papers, 1958-1989. Smithsonian Archives of American Art.
African American painters
Color in art
Permanent Collection, Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum