Sam Messer (born 1955), is a painter flourishing in Brooklyn, New York with his wife, film writer and director Eleanor Gaver, and daughter. He is Professor Emeritus at the Yale School of Art.
He has painted numerous paintings of the author Paul Auster's typewriter (The Story of My Typewriter).
Messer's openness titled Denis the Pirate was featured in a Matrix Gallery exhibit in the Fall of 2017 at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut. In 2019, Messer will show produce a result in Strange Loops at Artspace, curated by Federico Solmi and Johannes DeYoung.