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Samuel J. Gillis was born with a crayon in his hand and has been making art ever since. His early exposure included cartooning which developed into an avid interest into developing a formal education in fine art. Sam’s stint at Columbia College Chicago led to a meeting with noted fine art painter Eddwin Meyers who offered him the opportunity to be classically trained in an environment with great creative freedom at The Atelier Alternative.
Gillis is a prolific artist whose work has been featured in museums and exhibitions including the National Museum of Mexican Art, John G. Shedd Aquarium and River East Art Center. As well, Sam’s paintings are part of international collections in Spain, Italy, New York, Guatemala, Russia and San Francisco. And he has been featured in television, movies and publications nationwide.
Sam is a passionate private collector and supporter of global initiatives to creating more art and a better world. As such, he is a frequent donor to organizations including Y-Me Breast Cancer Awareness, Thresholds, Tree House Foundation, Chicago Food Pantry, East Lake View Neighbors, Children’s Memorial Hospital and the Make A Wish Foundation. Gillis founded Gallery Swarm in Chicago, Illinois where he lives and paints.
My Gallery Each square below represents a collection of artworks. Click to view.