Profile: Sam Gilliam (1933)

Biography The career of painter Sam Gilliam has spanned decades and mediums, using paint, draped canvas, and plastics to help influence numerous schools of art. Sam Gilliam, Jr., was born on November 30, 1933, in Tupelo, Mississippi, to Sam, a railroad worker and Estery, a maternal engineer. The seventh of eight children, Gilliam and his family moved to Louisville, Kentucky, shortly after he was born. … Continue reading Profile: Sam Gilliam (1933)