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Gilliam, Sam, 1933-


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    • Gilliam, Sam, Jr., 1933-
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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1933-11-30
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Washington Gallery of Modern Art (Washington, D.C.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Washington Color School
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Tupelo (Miss.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States.
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Washington (D.C.)
    • Gender

        male
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  • Sources

    • found: Wadsworth Atheneum. Gilliam / Edwards ... 1974.
    • found: National Visionary Leadership Project oral history, 2008-10-10:collection materials (Sam Gilliam, Sam Gilliam, Jr.; b. on Nov. 30, 1933 in Tupelo, MS, attended the Univ. of Louisville, served in the army, abstract artist, teacher, member of the Washington Color School)
    • found: Wikipedia, Feb. 21, 2013(Sam Gilliam; b. Nov. 30, 1933, Tupelo, Mississippi; Gilliam, an African American, is associated with the Washington Color School and is broadly considered a Color field painter; resides in Washington, D.C.)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed January 30, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database:(Gilliam, Sam; painter; sculptor; born 30 November 1933 in Tupelo, Mississippi, United States; fully embraced abstraction, following the style of the Washington Color School; revealed works like Paleo and Red Petals (1966,1967); introduced new technique in works such as Restore and Elephanta (1968,1970); awarded a grant and rent-free studio by the Washington Gallery of Modern Art; revealed a changing interplay of background and foreground in the works known as Relative, Horizontal Extension, and Lithe(1969-1970); produced large, lyrical paintings like On a Landless Sea and Orpheus, Seahorses (1973-1975); produced mixed-media installations with combinations of paints, dyes, natural and man-made fabrics, computer-generated images, glass, wood, and metals (1980's-1990's); created piece, to Fireflies and Ferriswheels, a 1,500-yard print (1997); exhibited in more than fifty museums, 120 solo exhibitions and, 129 group shows; honors include, NEA Individual Artist Grant (1989); nine honorary doctorates)
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    • 1980-06-12: new
    • 2015-12-19: revised
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