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Sam Gilliam

[African-American Abstract Painter, born in 1933]

• Relationships: Member of the American Abstract Artists group.
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Original works by Sam Gilliam available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago

Notable SiteButler Institute of American Art, Ohio
Mars at Angles

Notable SiteSam Gilliam at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
2 works online

Notable SiteHirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.

Notable SiteSam Gilliam at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

Notable SiteSam Gilliam at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Relative, 1969

Notable SiteThe Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.
Red Petals, 1967

Allen Art Museum at Oberlin College, Ohio

Allen Art Museum at Oberlin College, Ohio
Shift, watercolor

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Sam Gilliam: a retrospective

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Light Depth

Dayton Art Institute, Ohio
3 Point

DePaul University Museum, Chicago
As Kids Go

Guilford College Art Gallery, North Carolina
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Howard University Art Collection, Washington D.C.
Eikos, 1966

Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington
Neruda's The Celery Hats, 1989

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Jacobs Gallery at Georgetown College, Kentucky
Arrowhead, 1975

Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel, Mississippi

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh

Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma
Sky Chord, 1966

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago

Sam Gilliam at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

Speed Art Museum, Kentucky
Haiti, 1993
Ritual Dark, 1993

Telfair Museums, Savannah, Georgia
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Tubman African American Museum, Macon, Georgia
Little Rock, 1993

University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City
Red April, 1970

University of Kentucky Art Museum
Glisten, 1972

Walker Art Center, Minnesota

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
University of Michigan Fine Art Slides
The Great American Quilt Series

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Presence Africaine

Repository of Abstract Art

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteGrove Dictionary of Art Online (excerpt)  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Artnet Magazine
Untitled, ca.1970

Sam Gilliam at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Washington D.C.
1984 interview from the Oral History project

Sam Gilliam at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Washington D.C.
1989 interview from the Oral History project

Tate Gallery, London, UK
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Lincoln Center Festival, 2001
Lincoln Center Festival, 2001

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