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Creator:
Sills, Thomas, 1914-  Search this
Extent:
1 Microfilm reel (100 items on partial microfilm reel)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1955-1968
Scope and Contents:
This microfilm collection of the papers of African American painter Thomas A. Sills contains correspondence, exhibition catalogs, exhibition announcements, clippings, and miscellany.
Biographical / Historical:
Thomas A. Sills (1914-2000) was an African American painter in New York, New York with strong ties to the Abstract Expressionist movement. Primarily self-taught, Sills began working with materials from his wife Jean Reynal's mosaic studio. Sills showed widely in museums and galleries, and his work is held in collections across the country.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds an Oral history interview with Thomas A. Sills, 1968 July 13 conducted by Henri Ghent.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1968 by Thomas A. Sills.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Abstract expressionist  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.sillthom
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sillthom