Sam Amato was born in New York City in 1924. He received a BFA from the Pratt Institute in New York in 1952, and held many teaching positions throughout his life.
Recognised mainly as a painter, Amato worked at Gemini Ltd in 1966 to create the work Repeat image of building, which the National Gallery holds in its collection.
Born in New York, New York, United States of America
Teaches at Newark Academy of Arts, New Jersey
Receives Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute of Art, New York; studies at New School of Social Research, New York
Teaches at Albright Art School, Buffalo, New York
Professor of Art, University of California, Los Angeles
Exhibits at the Frank Perls Gallery, Los Angeles
Solo exhibition, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California
Solo exhibition, Laguna Art Association, Laguna Beach, California
Produces lithograph, Repeat image of building, at Gemini GEL, Los Angeles
Solo exhibition, Lang Gallery, Pomona College, Claremont, California
Exhibits at First Independent Gallery (FIG), Santa Monica, California
Solo exhibition, Sam Amato: paintings 1992–94, at FIG, Santa Monica, California
Solo exhibition, Sam Amato: recent paintings, at FIG, Santa Monica, California
Solo exhibition, Sam Amato: recent work–images of Buddha, at FIG, Santa Monica, California
Solo exhibition, Sam Amato: bodhisattvas, poets, lohans, at Rio Hondo College, Whittier, California
Solo exhibition, Sam Amato: new work, at FIG, Santa Monica, California
Solo exhibition, Sam Amato: new paintings–meditations on nature, at FIG, Santa Monica, California
Solo exhibition, Sam Amato: selected work
, at FIG, Santa Monica, California. Sam Amato died in California
Barbara Delano © Tyler Graphics Ltd; revised Emilie Owens, 2007; revised Julia Greenstreet, 2013
This chronology provides an overview of selected biographical information, major solo and group exhibitions held within the artist's own lifetime.