David A. Sampson (b. 1953)

David Arkright Sampson was born in Tampa, Florida, in 1953. He graduated from Georgia State University in Atlanta, where he has lived nearly his entire life. His work has been displayed in the Old Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C., and he was selected as Atlanta's official artist in the 1996 Cultural Paralympiad, which followed the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. Born with cerebral palsy, Sampson works as an advocate for the disabled. His organization, Ark Atlanta Artworks, seeks, in part, to promote original artwork by those with disabilities.
Sampson's pencil piece Silence (1988) is part of Georgia's State Art Collection
close

Loading

Cite This Article
Dobbs, Chris. "David A. Sampson (b. 1953)." New Georgia Encyclopedia. 19 July 2017. Web. 16 June 2019.
From Our Home Page
Georgia State Parks

Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites, a division of the Department of Natural Resources, protects more than 85,000 acres of natural beauty at more than sixty parks and historic sites in the state

Read more...
Brumby Family

The Brumby family's fortunes have, for generations, been tied to Marietta.

Read more...
Georgia Ports Authority

The purpose of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), according to the agency's mission statement, is "to develop, maintain, and operate ocean and inland river ports within Georgia; foster internationa

Read more...
Howard Moore Jr. (b. 1932)

Civil rights attorney and Atlanta native Howard Moore Jr.

Read more...
Courtesy of Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries