Sam Posey was born in New York City in 1944 and is perhaps best known as a racing car driver. His distinguished racing career included drives at the Grand Prix, the Indy 500 and Le Mans. Having retired from racing, Posey became a motor sports commentator and sports journalist, and published two books—The mudge pond express in 1975, and a personal memoir, Playing with trains, in 2004. He is also a designer and artist. Posey studied at the Rhode Island School of Design in New York and received a bachelor of Fine Arts in 1966.

He worked at Tyler Graphics from 2000–2001 to create three print editions. Goodbye Kisco Avenue, Artist and model and Odyssey were executed in Posey’s usual brightly coloured, jagged abstractionist style.
Emilie Owens

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