Painter and printmaker Reginald Gammon, Jr. was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended the Philadelphia Museum College of Art (then called the Philadelphia School of The Industrial Arts) and The Stella Elkins Tyler School of Fine Art at Temple University. In 1963, Gammons joined the Spiral Group in New York City, working with African American artists including Romare Bearden, Richard Mayhew, Hale Woodruff, and Alvin Hollingsworth. He taught art at Western Michigan University, where he was granted the title of Full Professor Emeritus of Fine Arts and Humanities. Gammon was one of the founding members of New Grounds Print Workshop and Gallery in 1996. His work Freedom Now (1963) is a part of the traveling group exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art of Black Power.