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Map Repeating, acrylic on birch, 50.25 x 75 x 3"

Sam Gilliam
Gilliam was born in Tupelo, Mississippi and graduated from the University of Louisville in Kentucky with a B.A. in Fine Art and an M.A. in Painting. Gilliam's paintings of the 60's-unstretched canvasses saturated with color and hung like "drapes" from ceilings and walls-brought instant critical acclaim. With work in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of Art (all NY), as well as the Tate Gallery, London, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, and the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, among others, Gilliam's private collectors are also international. From our NY and Chicago shows, local collectors include Earle and Yvette Bradford, Bruce Gordon and Tawanna Tibbs, Steve Klein, Sande Webster and James Brantley, Doug and Erica Rosenthal, Washington, DC, Drs. Tom and Roberta Powell, Gwynedd, PA Don and Carol Gleklen, Newtown Square, PA and George Burrell, Philadelphia, PA. Sam Gilliam was recently commissioned by Lincoln Center/List Collection to produce a serigraph using thirty-five screens in an edition of 108 which is now available through the Sande Webster Gallery.
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