Sam Glankoff (1894 - 1982) was a New York-based, American artist whose innovative techniques and contributions to the enduring language of Abstract Expressionism have earned him a distinct place in the history of Modern Art.
Primarily a self-taught painter, Glankoff was also an accomplished woodcut artist. Technically innovative, decidedly individualistic and, by his own choice, routinely isolated from the broader society and art world he found so distracting, Glankoff developed an original technique that combined aspects of print-making and painting in and all-new, modernist genre. Glankoff invented "print-paintings," richly layered works made with colored, water-based inks applied to delicate Japanese papers. Today, Glankoff's work may be found in many public, private and corporate collections, including those of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.