Sam Gilliam, Rockne Krebs, and I shared a teacher back in the 1960s – Thomas Downing. Funny, but when you’re a 19-year old kid, you don’t think about much except art.
So it came as a shock to me to learn from Sam (very recently) that my work influenced Tom.
I had a good laugh.
Read the entire interview with Sam at the Archives of American Art, and take a few minutes to watch this video: