Sam Gilliam Paintings

Sam Gilliam (born November 30, 1933) is celebrated as the first artist to remove the stretcher bars from his canvas paintings in order to display them in a drape-like fashion. In 1965, this innovative idea transformed his paintings into sculptural works of art which were displayed hanging from gallery walls and ceilings.

Gilliam’s artwork has been associated with both abstract expressionism and lyrical abstraction.

Paintings by Sam Gilliam in Chronological Order

Comet I, 1964 Tempo, 1965 Light Fan, 1966
Red Petals, 1967 Restore, 1968 Untitled, 1968
A Warmth, A Lightness, A Glow and Then, 1968 Light Depth, 1969 Abstraction, 1969
April 4, 1969 Pink Flutter, 1969 Red April, 1970
Untitled, 1970 Lady Day II, 1971 Blue Swirl, 1971
Loon, 1971 Red Linger, 1972 Stand, 1973
Fog In The Hollow, 1974 Baptistry, 1975 Toward a Red, 1975
St. Albans, 1976 Mars at Angles, 1978 Untitled, 1978
Coffee Thyme, 1980 Elegy #2, 1980 Lattice, 1981
Buoy Landscape II, 1982 In Celebration, 1983 Ibis, 1987
Waking Up, 1989 Aviation 3, 1990 Chehaw, 1990
Pretty Boxes, 1993 Water Surface, 1993 Time Before History, 1994
Horse, 1995 Rubiyat, 1997 Horses Upside Down, 1998
Bluest, 1998 Manet II, 1999 Manet III, 1999
Manet I, 1999 Tapestry, 2000 Bowling, 2001
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Untitled, 2002 Untitled, 2003 Rhinoceros 3, 2004
Castle Banner 5, 2004 Blue Line, 2004 Lot and Square, 2007
River Falls, 2008 Wide, 2008 This Time, 2008
Newly Little, 2009 Remembering Girls Ajar, 2009 Recitals, 2009
Tempo Series #2, 2010 Black Garland, 2011 Close to Trees, 2011
Fog Light, 2011 Sea Color, 2011 Wall Cascade with Mirror, 2011
Sac 1, 2012 Sac 2, 2012 A Spring Thaw
Icon Icon Plow
With Orange Wall Forest Pearlie
Untitled Rainfall Cubes

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