1 Microfilm reel (100 items on partial microfilm reel)
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.
The Archives of American Art also holds an Oral history interview with Thomas A. Sills, 1968 July 13 conducted by Henri Ghent.
Lent for microfilming 1968 by Thomas A. Sills.
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.