Artist Samuel Marshall Gore was born in 1927 in the Coolidge, Texas. He earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Atlanta College of art, a bachelor’s degree from Mississippi College, and a master’s degree from the University of Alabama. He obtained a doctorate of education from Illinois State University in 1969. He taught at Mississippi College, having joined the faculty in 1951 and retired from teaching full-time in 1992.
Gore is a painter and sculptor. He was awarded the Mississippi Arts and Letters for Visual Arts in 1997. In 2012, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award. gore currently lives in Clinton, Mississippi.
In 2015, Barbara Gauntt wrote a book entitled Samuel M. Gore: Blessed with Tired Hands about the artist.