Sam Gilliam - Ribboned II, 1965 (detail)

Sam Gilliam

United States 1933

Color Field, Abstract Expressionism

Sam Gilliam
Sam Gilliam
United States
September 18, 2013

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