Sam Doyle

1906-1985 (South Carolina, USA)

Renowned Gullah folk artist from the St Helena Island community, whose elegant roofing-tin portraits of local notables and Black icons adorned his home and inspired Jean-Michel Basquiat. His work is featured in the collections of AFAM, New York; High Museum, Atlanta; LACMA, California.

Outliers and American Vanguard Art National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, 2018
Sam Doyle: The Mind’s Eye, LACMA  Los Angeles, 2014
Heroes, High Museum, Atlanta, 2000

Souls Grown Deep (2000 & 2001), P & W Arnett. 
The New Encyclopaedia of Southern Culture (2013), WG Bailey. 
Local Heroes (2000), L Spriggs.