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Gilliam, Sam (<i>born</i> 1933), painter

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online January 1998 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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American painter. He studied at the University of Louisville, KY (1952–6; 1958–61). Gilliam’s first works showed the influence of Emil Nolde and Paul Klee and of the Abstract Expressionist Nathan Oliveira. After marrying Dorothy Butler in 1962, he settled in Washington, DC. There he established contact with Gene Davis (b 1920), Tom Downing (b 1928) and Howard Mehring (b 1931), who represented a second wave of artists associated with colour-field painting.

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