Thomas A. Sills papers

Collection ID:
Sills, Thomas, 1914-
Physical Description:
1 Microfilm reel
100 items on partial microfilm reel

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This microfilm collection of the papers of African American painter Thomas A. Sills contains correspondence, exhibition catalogs, exhibition announcements, clippings, and miscellany.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Thomas A. Sills (1914-2000) was an African American painter in New York, New York with strong ties to the Abstract Expressionist movement. Primarily self-taught, Sills began working with materials from his wife Jean Reynal's mosaic studio. Sills showed widely in museums and galleries, and his work is held in collections across the country.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel N69-5 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to the lender, Thomas A. Sills, after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1968 by Thomas A. Sills.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Related Materials
The Archives of American Art also holds an Oral history interview with Thomas A. Sills, 1968 July 13 conducted by Henri Ghent.

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Repository Contact
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