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Sam Gilliam, b.1933


Untitled is a 1970 work by Sam Gilliam. It is part of the IMMA Permanent Collection.

MediumStained paper
Dimensions63 x 83.5 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Gordon Lambert Trust, 1992
Item NumberIMMA.217 GL
Image Caption
Sam Gilliam, Untitled, 1970, Stained paper, 63 x 83.5 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Gordon Lambert Trust, 1992

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About the Artist

Sam Gilliam b.1933

American painter Sam Gilliam studied art at the University of Louisville, Kentucky. A member of the Washington Color School, from the late 1960s Gilliam created the large draped canvases that hang without stretcher bars for which he is best known. He has taught in Washington public schools, at the Maryland Institute College of Art, the University of Maryland and Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Gilliam is the recipient of many Honorary Doctorates and in 2007 was awarded the Mississippi Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts.
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