Sam Gilliam is an American abstract painter, best known for his works that test the boundaries of color, form, texture, and the canvas itself. Gilliam was a part of the Washington Color School in the late 1950s through mid-’70s and has been associated with the Abstract Expressionists.
Featured image: Sam Gilliam – Ribboned II, 1965 (detail). Acrylic on canvas. 35 3/4 x 35 3/4 in. 90.8 x 90.8 cm. This is a unique work. Photo courtesy Berry Campbell Gallery