Artist

Sam Gilliam

Nationality

American

Artist Dates

b. 1933

Title of Work

Untitled

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Date of Work

1997

Medium

Lithograph, chine colle' and handmade paper

Collection/Provenance

PArt & Design Study Collection

Status

Displayed

Location

UND Art Collections Gallery at the Empire Arts Center

Additional Information

Gilliam (b. 1933), an artist of African-American heritage, was born in Louisville, Kentucky. Since the 1960s, he has often been identified as a prominent figure within the school of Washington, DC, color-field painters that included Morris Louis and Kenneth Noland. Gilliam’s art, however, is very different in character than their work because of his preoccupation with accidental paint drips and other physical evidence of the artist’s process. Gilliam often manipulates his paintings into three-dimensional arrangements. This 3-D print, which is torn and reassembled, is similar in appearance to Gilliam’s paintings.

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