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Thomas A. Sills papers, 1955-1968

Sills, Thomas Albert, 1914-2000

Painter, Collagist


Collection Information

Size: 1 Microfilm reel, 100 items on partial microfilm reel

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

Biographical/Historical Note

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.


Lent for microfilming 1968 by Thomas A. Sills.

Related Materials

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

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to the lender, Thomas A. Sills, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel N69-5 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Thomas A. Sills papers, 1955-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.