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Sam Francis

Born in 1923 - United States

BIOGRAPHY

”Sam Francis’s paintings are a journey into a dream, a voyage into the landscapes of the soul where colours are lights on fire.”

Samuel Lewis Francis (1923–1994) is an American artist, born the 25th of June1923 in San Mateo, California, USA. He died on 4th of November 1994 in Santa Monica. He developed a new aesthetics of colours and a new conception of the canvas. Alongside names such as Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and Franz Kline, Sam Francis is an artist who has succeeded in demonstrating a total mastery of abstract expressionism’s impassioned and spontaneous genre.

At the age of 20 he joined the air force and in 1944 he crashed in the middle of a desert with his airplane during an exercise. He was hospitalised during two years and that’s when he started to paint. ”My painting comes from my disease. I left the hospital by painting. My body suffered but since I was capable of painting I recovered.”

Leaving the hospital, Sam Francis started to study art at Berkeley and in 1946 he got in contact with the abstract art as he attended a course of the artist Clyfford Still. He left for Paris in 1948-1949 where he met with american artists that we today call action painters. He was inspired by their different techniques like dripping and all-over.

It was in 1952 at the Galerie Nina Dausset in Paris that Sam Francis’s had his first exhibition which was followed by two others at Galerie Rive Droite.

Ever since his accident Sam Francis tried to convey the feeling of infinity which he had caught a glimpse of in the desert. To him, the white canvas interfuses with heaven and he decides to paint nothing but the background, representing infinity. It’s ”the space inbetween the things” that interests him. Just like the spots all elements enable an interpretation as they have been eliminated, depth is what rests, ”depth is all”.

His work has been exhibited in numerous institutions and galleries all over the world. Today Sam Francis is represented in most museums of modern and contemporary art e.g. in New York, Los Angeles, Paris Zurich and at Tate Gallery in London. The Museum Idemitsu in Tokyo has the most important collection of his paintings. An exhibition of his ”Years in Paris” was held at la Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume in 1995 shortly after his passing.

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EXHIBITIONS

SOLO SHOWS

2015
Sam Francis - Works on Paper from the 50's - Van de Weghe Fine Art, New York City, NY
2014
Sam Francis - Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
Sam Francis: Works on Paper and Editions 1957-1994 - Greenfield Sacks Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Sam Francis - Robert Green Fine Arts, Mill Valley, CA
Sam Francis - Œuvres sur papier - Galerie Fleury, Paris
Sam Francis: Five Decades of Abstract Expressionism from California Collections - Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
2013
Sam Francis: Five Decades of Abstract Expressionism from California Collections - Pasadena Museum of California Art- PMCA, Pasadena, CA
Sam Francis - Perspectives Atmosphériques - Malingue, Paris
Sam Francis - Freedom Of Color - Galleria d'Arte Maggiore, Bologna
Freedom of color - Galleria d'Arte Maggiore, Bologna
2012
Sam Francis - Works from the 1950's on paper and canvas - Gallery Delaive, Amsterdam
Sam francis - Agnellini Arte Moderna, Brescia
2011
Sam Francis - Nantenshi Gallery, Tokyo
Sam Francis | The Last Works - Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Sam Francis - Gallery Artzone-Kaguraoka, Kyoto
Paintings and Works on Paper - Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York City, NY
Sam Francis: Selected Paintings and Works on Paper - Elins Eagles-Smith Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Sam Francis - Galerie Son, Berlin
Sam Francis - Color is light on fire - Galerie Thomas Modern, Munich
2010
Sam Francis - Gallery Delaive, Amsterdam
Sam Francis - Prints 1975-1978 - Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris
SAM FRANCIS - Werke von 1958-1992 - Galerie Koch, Hannover
Sam Francis - Retrospective in Blue - Danubiana - Meulensteen Art Museum, Bratislava
Sam Francis - Galerie Proarta, Zurich
2009
Sam Francis - Works on Paper - Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
Sam Francis: 1953 - 1959 - L&M Arts, New York, New York City, NY
Sam Francis: Malerei und Grafik - Samuelis Baumgarte Galerie, Bielefeld
Sam Francis - Smith Andersen North, San Anselmo, CA
2008
Ölbilder, Gouachen und Aquarlle 1950-1970 - Galerie Proarta, Zurich
Sam Francis - Galerie Proarta, Zurich
Sam Francis: Black + White - Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
2006
Sam Francis - Galerie Lovers of Fine Art, Gstaad
Sam Francis, "Lithographies et aquatintes 1960-1989" - Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris
Sam Francis und Bern - Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern
Sam Francis - Graphik der Jahre 1960-1990 - Galerie Kornfeld und Cie., Bern
Unique Works and Important Prints 1957-1989 - Leslie Sacks Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
2005
SamFrancis Works On Paper - Rosenbaum Contemporary, Boca Raton, FL
Sam Francis - The unknown works from the 1990 - Gallery Delaive, Amsterdam
Sam Francis - American Contemporary Art Gallery, Munich
Sam Francis - Ohara Museum of Art, Kurashiki
Paintings, Works on Paper and Important Prints 1957-1989 - Leslie Sacks Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
2004
Remembering Sam Francis 1923 - 1994 - Gallery Delaive, Amsterdam
Sam Francis - Galerie Proarta, Zurich
Sam Francis - American Contemporary Art Gallery, Munich
Sam Francis - Galerie Thomas Modern, Munich
Material Collagen - Sam Francis - Galerie Thomas, Munich
Sam Francis - Gallery Artzone-Kaguraoka, Kyoto
Sam Francis - Frühe Bilder - Baukunst Galerie, Cologne
2003
Sam Francis - Prototypes - Gallery Delaive, Amsterdam
Sam Francis - Broadbent Gallery, London
Sam Francis from the Idemitsu Collection - Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT), Tokyo
Sam Francis - Works on Paper from the 1950s - Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York City, NY
Sam Francis - L’œuvre gravé - Musée d'art et d'histoire, Fribourg
2002
SAM FRANCIS in Köln - Galerie Boisserée, Cologne
Sam Francis - Elins Eagles-Smith Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Sam Francis from the Idemitsu Collection - Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art, Chiba
Colour is Fire (Sam Francis: Original Artworks from 1964 - 1990) - Rudolf Budja Galerie / Artmosphere Wien, Vienna
Sam Francis - Galerie Thomas, Munich
2001
Sam Francis - Works on paper - 1955-1990 - Galerie Pudelko, Bonn
Sam Francis - Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
Sam Francis - Galleria Rubin, Milan
Sam Francis - Retrospektive 1949-1994 - Galerie Proarta, Zurich
Sam Francis - Broadbent Gallery, London
Sam Francis - A new Selection from the 1950s and 1960s - American Contemporary Art Gallery, Munich
Sam Francis - Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris
Sam Francis - Galleria Rubin, Milan
Sam Francis - Bilder der 60er Jahre - Baukunst Galerie, Cologne
2000
Aquatints and Works on Paper - Leslie Sacks Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
Sam Francis - Paintings & Works on Paper from the Early 60s - Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York City, NY
Sam Francis - The Edge - Richard Gray Gallery - New York, New York City, NY
Sam Francis - The Edge - Richard Gray Gallery - Chicago, Chicago, IL
Sam Francis. Pinturas 1947-1990 - Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
Sam Francis - Prints and Drawings - Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York City, NY
Sam Francis - Malmö Konsthall, Malmö
1999
Sam Francis - Paintings & Works on Paper from the 50s - Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York City, NY
Sam Francis - Retrospektive 1953-1992 - Galerie Proarta, Zurich
Sam Francis - Letzte Werke - Letzte Bilder und Papierarbeiten - Galerie Gabriele von Loeper, Hamburg
Sam Francis - American Contemporary Art Gallery, Munich
Sam Francis: Paintings 1947-1990 - The Menil Collection, Houston, TX
Sam Francis - Lithographien und Unikate - galerie pro arte, Freiburg
The Spirit of Blue - Baukunst Galerie, Cologne
Sam Francis - Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
SAM FRANCIS - THE LAST WORKS - Galleri Faurschou - Copenhagen, Copenhagen
Sam Francis: "Edges 1962-1970" - Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris
Sam Francis: Paintings 1947-1990 - The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
1998
paintings and works on paper 1949-1994 - Gallery Delaive, Amsterdam
Sam Francis: The Relationship of Drawings - Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
Sam Francis - Blue Forms: 1959-1961 - Richard Gray Gallery - New York, New York City, NY
Sam Francis - Blue Forms: 1959-1961 - Richard Gray Gallery - Chicago, Chicago, IL
1997
Sam Francis - Museo d'Arte Mendrisio, Mendrisio
1996
Sam Francis - Galerie Proarta, Zurich
1995
Sam Francis - les années parisiennes 1950 - 1961 - Jeu de Paume, Paris
Sam Francis - Richard Gray Gallery - Chicago, Chicago, IL
Sam Francis - Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Sam Francis, "In Memoriam: Selected Works," - André Emmerich Gallery, New York City, NY
1994
Sam Francis - Richard Gray Gallery - Chicago, Chicago, IL
Sam Francis, "Recent Paintings on Paper," - André Emmerich Gallery, New York City, NY
Sam Francis - Galerie Proarta, Zurich
Sam Francis: Nudes, Portraits and New Editions - Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
Un cabinet bleu por Sam Francis - Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris
1993
Sam Francis: 1964-1979 - Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Sam Francis - Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
Sam Francis - Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn
1992
Sam Francis - Works 1965-1991 - Kukje Gallery, Seoul
Sam Francis, "Monotypes and Prints," - André Emmerich Gallery, New York City, NY
1991
Sam Francis - Gana Art Gallery, Seoul
Sam Francis - Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris
1990
Sam Francis, "Paintings on Paper: 1956-1964," - André Emmerich Gallery, New York City, NY
Sam Francis - Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris
1989
Sam Francis, "New Paintings on Paper," - André Emmerich Gallery, New York City, NY
Sam Francis - Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo
Sam Francis, "New Paintings," - André Emmerich Gallery, New York City, NY
1988
Sam Francis - Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris
1987
Sam Francis: 1959-64 - Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Sam Francis, "New Paintings," - André Emmerich Gallery, New York City, NY
1986
Sam Francis - Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris
Sam Francis, "The Early Years: 1955-1963," - André Emmerich Gallery, New York City, NY
Sam Francis, "New Paintings on Paper," - André Emmerich Gallery, New York City, NY
1985
Sam Francis - Richard Gray Gallery - Chicago, Chicago, IL
Sam Francis - Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris
1984
Sam Francis, "New Work," - André Emmerich Gallery, New York City, NY
1983
Sam Francis - Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris
Sam Francis, "Painting on Paper," - André Emmerich Gallery, New York City, NY
Sam Francis - Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul
Sam Francis, "New Paintings," - André Emmerich Gallery, New York City, NY
1982
Sam Francis - Monotypes - Richard Gray Gallery - Chicago, Chicago, IL
Sam Francis, "New Monotypes, - André Emmerich Gallery, New York City, NY
1981
Sam Francis, "Recent Works," - André Emmerich Gallery, New York City, NY
1980
Sam Francis - Los Angeles County Museum of Art - LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
Sam Francis - Riko Mizuno Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1979
Sam Francis, "New Paperworks," - André Emmerich Gallery, New York City, NY
Sam Francis - Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris
Sam Francis, "Recent Paintings," - André Emmerich Gallery, New York City, NY
1978
Sam Francis, Peintures Recentes 1976-1978 - Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
1976
Sam Francis - Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris
Sam Francis, "New Paintings and Works on Paper," - André Emmerich Gallery, New York City, NY
1975
Sam Francis - Richard Gray Gallery - Chicago, Chicago, IL
Sam Francis - Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris
Sam Francis, "New Works on Paper," - André Emmerich Gallery, New York City, NY
1974
Sam Francis: Retrospective of Prints - Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1973
Sam Francis, "New Paintings," - André Emmerich Gallery, New York City, NY
Sam Francis - Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris
Sam Francis Paintings 1947–1972 - Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
1972
Sam Francis: paintings, 1947-1972 - Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NY
Sam Francis, "Works on Paper," - André Emmerich Gallery, New York City, NY
Sam Francis: Paintings 1947-1972 - The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Sam Francis: paintings, 1947-1972 - Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
1971
Sam Francis, "New Paintings," - André Emmerich Gallery, New York City, NY
1969
Paintings and Gouaches by Sam Francis - Felix Landau Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Sam Francis – Lithographs - Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman, OK
1968
Sam Francis - Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris
1967
Sam Francis: Drawings and Prints - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
1962
Sam Francis - Galerie nächst St. Stephan - Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna
1961
Sam Francis - Galerie Schmela, Dusseldorf
1960
Sam Francis - Moderna Museet, Stockholm
1958
Sam Francis - Galerie Schmela, Dusseldorf


GROUP SHOWS

2015
ZEITREISE - Die Sammlung von 1904 bis 2014 - Kunsthalle in Emden, Emden
Painting on Paper: American Watercolors at Princeton - Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ
Important Works on Paper - Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Off Canvas: Drawing from Matisse to Celmins - Acquavella Galleries, Inc., New York City, NY
Taking Shape: Modern Works From The Permanent Collection - Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
Gallery Selections - Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York City, NY
Formen der Abstraktion - Galerie Ludorff, Dusseldorf
The Last Picture Show - Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2014
Impressions - Bernard Jacobson Gallery, New York City, NY
White on White – Color, Scene, and Space - Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima
In Living Color: Andy Warhol and Contemporary Printmaking - Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE
Gallery Artists - Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
Maulberger 30 Jahre im Sog der Kunst - Galerie Maulberger, Munich
Sam Francis + Niki de Saint Phalle - Galerie Wild - Zürich, Zurich
Face à l'oeuvre - Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul
Accrochage - Neuankäufe und ausgewählte Exponate aus den Beständen - Galerie Boisserée, Cologne
Fondation Maeght. De Giacometti à Tàpies, 50 ans de collection - Domaine de Kerguéhennec - Centre d'Art Contemporain, Bignan
Hans Hofmann, Joan Mitchell, Sam Francis - Galerie Thomas Modern, Munich
Color - Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Contemporary Masters - Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM
Gra?yna Kulczyk Collection. Everybody Is Nobody for Somebody - Fundación Banco Santander, Boadilla del Monte
Rot Von Farblichen Akzenten Zur Monochromie - Galerie Koch, Hannover
Gravity’s Edge - Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
Arte Fiera Bologna - Studio Guastalla, Milan
January Group Show - Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
2013
Modern Masters On View In Palm Beach - Mark Borghi Fine Art - New York, New York City, NY
Eine Ausstellung mit abstrakten und surrealistischen Werken aus der Sammlung Viktor und Marianne Langen - Langen Foundation, Neuss
Vielfalt Statt Einfalt. 20 Jahre Artothek - Städtische Galerie Villa Zanders, Bergisch Gladbach
théâtre du monde - La Maison Rouge, Paris
Almost Black and White - Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris
Hackordnung # 5 Formfreiheit - Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen
Ways to Asia - Hachmeister Galerie, Münster
Gianni Motti - Delire Gallery, Brussels
Paper/product: Portfolios From The Polly And Mark Addison Collection - CU Art Museum, Boulder, CO
Resonant Minds: Abstraction And Perception - Montgomery Art Center, Claremont, CA
Lieblingsstücke - gestern heute morgen - Skulptur / Grafik / Malerei - Fischerplatz Galerie, Ulm
Chamberlain/Francis - Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York City, NY
Beyond Belief: 100 Years of the Spiritual in Modern Art - The Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Artists Of The Gallery Rotating Show - Annandale Galleries, Annandale, NSW
Abstraction Américaine – American Abstraction - Fondation Fernet Branca, Saint-Louis
Vues d´en haut - Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz
Visual Leitmotifs - Variations on Themes - Rosenbaum Contemporary, Boca Raton, FL
Summer Selections - Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York City, NY
Abstract Expressionism On Paper - Van de Weghe Fine Art, New York City, NY
Neuerwerbungen FrÜhjahr 2013 - Galerie Ludorff, Dusseldorf
Ecrire - Galerie 53, Paris
Artistic Relationships: Partners, Mentors, Lovers - Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Charlotte, NC
The Parergon and The Gutter - David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen
The Horse that has Visions of Immortality - Gimpel Fils, London
Acquisitions???? - Hakgojae - Sokyuk, Seoul
2012
Jim Dine / Sam Francis - Annandale Galleries, Annandale, NSW
Druckgrafik Internationaler Meister - Galerie Eugen Lendl, Graz
First Choice - From Private Collections V - Galerie Carzaniga, Basel
Les Américains à Paris 1945-1970 - ARTEMPER, Paris
Testing Testing 1.2.3 : SongEun Collection - SongEun ArtSpace, Seoul
The Artist's Hand: American Works on Paper 1945-1975 - Museum of Art - Washington State University, Pullman, WA
The Lure of Paris - Loretta Howard Gallery, New York City, NY
19. Triennale Grenchen: art limited – multiple art - Triennale Grenchen, Grenchen
works on paper - Galleria Torbandena, Trieste
Pop-Classic - Originals and Graphic works - Galerie Wild - Zürich, Zurich
Aufbruch - Malerei und realer Raum - Museum im Kulturspeicher, Würzburg
Abstract Expressionist Works on Paper - Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI
Local Color - San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
The Art of Summer: Contemporary & Modern Works - Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Masterworks of European and American Art for the 21st Century - Vered Gallery, East Hampton, NY
Extra Large - Œuvres Monumentales De La Collection Du Centre Pompidou à Monaco - Grimaldi Forum Monaco, Monaco
Hybride - Fondation Francès, Senlis
Hornets' Nest: Abstract Expressionism on Paper - Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
Six Guys and Girls - Robert Green Fine Arts, Mill Valley, CA
Kind of Blue - Larissa Goldston Gallery, New York City, NY
Dancing towards the Essence - Kunsthaus Grenchen, Grenchen
The Small Size - Hubertus Melsheimer Kunsthandel, Cologne
Aufbruch. Malerei und realer Raum - AdK - Akademie der Künste, Berlin
Du Bon Usage De L'acide... - Galerie Simon Blais, Montreal, QC
Pacific Standard Time - Kunst in Los Angeles 1950–1980 - Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin
Doble sueño del arte: 2rc entre el artista y el artífice - Museo de la Estampa Toluca, Toluca de Lerdo
Prints Collection - Sun Gallery / Sun Art Center, Seoul
Contemporary masters - Opera Gallery, London
Pasadena to Santa Barbara: A Selected History of Art in Southern California, 1951–1969 - Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
Aufbruch - Malerei und realer Raum - Museum Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern
West Coast Artists - Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM
After Abstract Expressionism - Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL
Le méridien - L'Or du Temps, Paris
A Legacy Of Friendship: Hans Bechtler's Birthday Book - Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Charlotte, NC
The Best of Proarta Collection - Galerie Proarta, Zurich
Abstract Expressionisms: Paintings and Drawings from the Collection - Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive BAM/PFA, Berkeley, CA
Andy Warhol, Sam Francis & Larry Rivers - IKON Ltd, Santa Monica, CA
Discursive Abstraction - Bernard Jacobson Gallery, New York City, NY
2011
Accrochage - Galerie Boisserée, Cologne
Experiments in Abstraction - Art in Southern California, 1945 to 1980 - San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
The Long Curve: 150 Years of Visionary Collecting at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery - Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Highlights from the Ernestine and Bradley Wayne Collection - Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York City, NY
30 Jahre Galerie Wild - Galerie Wild - Zürich, Zurich
Escape from the Vault: A Few Great Paintings and Sculptures - The Contemporary Museum Honolulu, Honolulu, HI
Gesture and Abstraction: AbEx Gallery Selections - Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York City, NY
Pacific Standard Editions: An East Coast Look At The West Coast Celebration Of Pacific Standard Time - Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl, New York City, NY
Proof: The Rise of Printmaking in Southern California - Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena, CA
Farbe im Fluss - 20 Jahre Weserburg - Weserburg | Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen
Prints - Contemporary Masters I - Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM
Accrochage - Galerie Boisserée, Cologne
End of Summer Deaccession Sale - Elins Eagles-Smith Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Sommerausstellung 2011 - Galerie Thomas Modern, Munich
Summer Group Show - Broadbent Gallery, London
Vor allem Farbe – Colour first - Hachmeister Galerie, Münster
Blaine, Broderick, Francis, Freilicher, Jaffe, Matthiasdottir, Rivers - Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York City, NY
Collectors’ Choice: Selections from the Jay and Jane Braus Collection - Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA
L.A. Style: Printmaking at Gemini G.E.L, 1966-1976 - Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA
Odyssée - Galerie Maubert, Paris
Master Works On Paper - Annandale Galleries, Annandale, NSW
Frühjahr 2011 - Galerie Ludorff, Dusseldorf
Ein Streifzug durch die Moderne - Galerie Koch, Hannover
Abstract Now and Then? - Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive BAM/PFA, Berkeley, CA
Modern & Contemporary Selection - Osborne Samuel, London
Bella Pacifica - Nyehaus, New York City, NY
Matrix to Impression - Madelyn Jordon Fine Art, Scarsdale, NY
Bella Pacifica: Bay Area Abstraction, 1946-1963: A Symphony in Four Parts - Leslie Feely, New York City, NY
Bay Area Abstraction, 1946 - 1963: A Symphony in Four Parts - Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York City, NY
Group Exhibition: Modern & Contemporary - Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
2010
Mixed_media - Gallery B15, Copenhagen
Highlights of Proarta - Galerie Proarta, Zurich
The Etching - Leslie Sacks Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
Made in USA. Arte Americano de la Philipps Collection - Fundación MAPFRE, Madrid
A Selection of rarely seen, privately owned, early Abstract Expressionist works. - Crane Kalman Gallery, London
Masters of the Gesture - Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA
Herbst/Winter 2010/2011 - Galerie Ludorff, Dusseldorf
Abstractions - Galerie Pierre-Alain Challier, Paris
Master Prints from the Gallery Collection - Leslie Sacks Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
Modern Masters from the Smithsonian American Art Museum - The Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH
Calder to Warhol: Introducing the Fisher Collection - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
Monet et l'Abstraction - Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris
Group Show Summer 2010 - Loretta Howard Gallery, New York City, NY
Group Print Show - Broadbent Gallery, London
Works from the Gallery Collection - Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
Hacia la barriga de un pichón - Museo Tamayo, Mexico City
Colorscope: Abstract Painting 1960-1979 - Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
Amerikanische Grafik seit 1960 - Kunsthaus Grenchen, Grenchen
Some (Old School) South Coast Guys - At Bergamot Station Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA
Monet y la abstracción - Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
Radierungen, Holzschnitte Und Lithographien - Galerie Welz, Salzburg
COLOUR in ART - Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk
Modern and Contemporary Art - Osborne Samuel, London
Corso. Werke der Sammlung Essl im Dialog - Sammlung Essl - Kunsthaus, Klosterneuburg
Big Paper Winter - Woodward Gallery, New York City, NY
2009
The Only Way Out Is In - IKON Ltd, Santa Monica, CA
A Look at Contemporary Art - Artsonje Museum, Gyeongju Bomun
Illustre Gäste - Amerikanische Kunst 1950 bis 1970 aus der Sammlung des Museum Folkwang im Josef Albers Museum - Quadrat Bottrop - Josef Albers Museum, Bottrop
MOCA´s First Thirty Years - MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
DIVERSE PROPOSITIONS - Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM
Important Works on Paper - Leslie Sacks Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
25 Jahre Fischerplatz Galerie - Fischerplatz Galerie, Ulm
a Hartung a Warhol. Presenze internazionali nella collezione Cozzani. Opere dalle raccolte del CAMeC - CAMeC - Centro de Arte Moderna e Contemporanea della Spezia, La Spezia
Uma Aventura Moderna - Coleção de Arte Renault - Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo
American Printmaking since 196 - Museum of Modern Art Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik
Summer Deaccession Sale - Elins Eagles-Smith Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Spezialangebote - Galerie Carzaniga, Basel
California Calling: Works from Santa Barbara Collections, 1948 - 2008 (Part I) - Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
Summertime - Galerie Wild - Zürich, Zurich
Passions partagées. De Cézanne à Rothko, chefs-d’œuvre du XXe siècle dans les collections privées suisses - Fondation de l'Hermitage, Lausanne
Modern & Contemporary Works: A Revolving Exhibition - Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Bilderträume. Die Sammlung Ulla und Heiner Pietzsch - Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin
Modern Masters from the Smithsonian American Art Museum - Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, PA
Farbklänge - Galerie Thomas, Munich
summer time colour time - Modern Art Matters, Zurich
Correnti Internazionali - Galleria La Fenice, Sassari
Einzelwerke / SammlerstÜcke - Galerie Keim, Stuttgart
Da Hartung a Warhol - CAMeC - Centro de Arte Moderna e Contemporanea della Spezia, La Spezia
Antes bis Zimmer - Galerie Voigt, Nuremberg
Selections from the Permanent Collection - Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
Sam Francis und Christian Awe - Abstrakte Welten - BERLINARTPROJECTS, Berlin
Contemporary Art - De Primi Fine Art, Lugano
Collect With Us - Armand Bartos Fine Art, New York City, NY
Estampes, Modernes Et Contemporaines - Galerie Pierre-Alain Challier, Paris
Happy Birthday - The First Anniversary of the Gallery - Group Show / GALLERY 1 - Black Cube Gallery - Calle Horitzontal, Barcelona
Neuerwerbungen Frühjahr 2009 - Galerie Ludorff, Dusseldorf
Group Show - Waddington Custot Galleries, London
"Alles" - Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen
Hot Spots - Rio de Janeiro / Milano - Torino / Los Angeles - Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich
Scapa Memories. Eine Sammlung - Museum Tinguely, Basel
The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia: 1860-1989 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, NY
20 ans de collection d'art moderne - Galerie Simon Blais, Montreal, QC
Made in America - Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Winter Group Show - Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art, New York City, NY
2008
Astratte Figurazioni - Galleria Biasutti & Biasutti Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin
Klein - Aber Fein IV - Galerie Maulberger & Becker, Dusseldorf
Modern Masters from the Smithsonian American Art Museum - Florida International University, Miami, FL
Wege der Moderne. Aus der Sammlung Eberhard W. Kornfeld - Albertina, Vienna
1945-1949 Repartir à zéro, comme si la peinture n’avait jamais existé - Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Lyon
Galleria Grafica Collection No.16 - Galleria Grafica Tokyo, Tokyo
Sam Francis and Javier Gomez - Museum Jan van der Togt, Amstelveen
Javier Gomez & Sam Francis - Museum Jan van der Togt, Amstelveen
Time & Place: Los Angeles 1957-1968 - Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Graphik - Modern Art Matters, Zurich
Klassiche Moderne ausgewählte Neuerwerbungen - Galerie Art 204, Dusseldorf
The 30th Anniversary – Part I - Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm
Autumn Group Show - Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art, New York City, NY
From Abstract Expressionism to Pop Art: Johns, Rauschenberg and the Aesthetic of Indifference - Sonomoa Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma
Pretty Ugly - Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York City, NY
Amerikanische Kunst & Pop Art - Galerie Wild - Frankfurt/Main, Frankfurt/Main
Amerikanische Kunst & Pop Art - Galerie Wild - Zürich, Zurich
Color as Field. American Painting 1950-1975 - Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN
Raymond Hendler and artists from his ‘avant garde’ Circle - The Fuller Building, New York City, NY
Moderní a povále?né um?ní, sou?asné um?ní, fotografie - galerie 5. patro, Prague
PACIFIC LIGHT - A Survey of Californian Watercolour 1908-2008 - Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, Skarhamn
Ganz schön ART-ig - LECKERBISSEN III - Fischerplatz Galerie, Ulm
Modern and Contemporary Prints - Osborne Samuel, London
Made in NY - Opera Gallery, New York City, NY
That 80's Show - Leslie Sacks Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
escalera de color - exposición colectiva - Galería Cayón, Madrid
BLICKPUNKTE - Frühjahr / Sommer 2008 - Galerie Neher GmbH & Co. KG, Essen
Die Hände der Kunst - MARTa Herford, Herford
Form und nichtform in der graphik - Galerie Maulberger, Munich
Form Und Nichtform In Der Graphik - Galerie Maulberger & Becker, Dusseldorf
Modern and Contemporary Art - Osborne Samuel, London
Color as Field - American Painting, 1950–1975 - Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
Eye on the Sixties: Vision, Body, and Soul—Selections from the Collection of Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson - Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA
Modern Prints - Klassische Moderne bis Pop Art - Galerie Proarta, Zurich
'Choices' - Galerie Willy Schoots, Eindhoven
Action Painting - Fondation Beyeler, Riehen
Leeahn Collection - Leeahn Gallery, Daegu
Moderní a povále?né um?ní, sou?asné um?ní, fotografie - Leica Gallery LGP, Prague
2007
Peter Wechsler und andere - Modern Art Matters, Zurich
Arco 2008 Preview - Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art, New York City, NY
Arte Italiana. Arte Internazionale - Galleria Bonioni Arte, Reggio Emilia
Chartae - Galleria Tega, Milan
American Masterpieces - Michael Schultz Gallery - Seoul, Seoul
Nataleconarte - Galleria Conarte, Savona
Color as Field - American Painting, 1950–1975 - Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
Gallery Selection- Winter Group Show - Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art, New York City, NY
Art Market Now - The Columns, Seoul
Contemporary, Cool and Collected - Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC
Galleria Grfica Collection No.15 - Galleria Grafica Tokyo, Tokyo
20th-Century Treasures - Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL
Picasso La Californie - Helly Nahmad Gallery, London
Calculation and Impulse: Abstract American Prints - Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ
Im(press)ions - Edward Cella Art+Architecture, Los Angeles, CA
Prime Time - Idols and Icons - Vonderbank Artgalleries - Berlin, Berlin
Grand Gestures: The Gordon F. Hampton Collection - College of the Arts - California State University, Long Beach, CA
Poetry in Motion - Galerie Beyeler, Basel
Nineteen Going on Twenty: Recent Acquisitions from the Collection of the Contemporary Museum - The Contemporary Museum Honolulu, Honolulu, HI
When Art Worlds Collide - The 60 - Woodward Gallery, New York City, NY
Collectors 1 - Collezione La Gaia - Cesac - Centro Sperimentale per le Arti Contemporanee, Caraglio
Modern(ist) Love - The Dorothy Lincoln-Smith and Harvey K. Smith Collection - Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art - SMoCA, Scottsdale, AZ
Shining Spirit: Westheimer Family Collection - Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK
The Pontus Hultén Collection - Henie Onstad Art Centre, Høvikodden
Salon d'Antibes - Galerie Sandrine Mons, Nice
Temptations - The Columns, Seoul
Passion for Art - 35 Jahre Essl Museum - Sammlung Essl - Kunsthaus, Klosterneuburg
American Master Prints - Alan Cristea Gallery, London
Pontus Hultén - Künstler einer Sammlung - HLMD - Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt, Darmstadt
Olga Hirshhorn Collects: Selections from the Permanent Collection - The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
La couleur toujours recommencée - Hommage à Jean Fournier - Musée Fabre, Montpellier
Group Show - Loretta Howard Gallery, New York City, NY
2006
Inaugural - Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin
Group Show - Modern Art Matters, Zurich
Sam Francis & Walasse Ting: 'Friends' - Gallery Delaive, Amsterdam
Afro & incotri e Confronti italia America - Gallerie d´Arte Moderna di Udine - GAMUD, Udine
The Odyssey Continues - Wildenstein & Co, New York City, NY
Masterworks - Richard Gray Gallery - New York, New York City, NY
Sammlung Essl - Kunst der Gegenwart - Villa Wessel, Iserlohn
Arena der Abstraktion - Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen
Contemporary and Modern Masters - Richard Gray Gallery - New York, New York City, NY
Works on Paper - Thomas McCormick Gallery, Chicago, IL
Summer Selections: Portraits - Places - Perspectives - Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Montreal-Paris-New York 1929-1994 - Galerie Simon Blais, Montreal, QC
Marks of Intention. Abstract Art on Paper 1945-2005 - The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
American Masters - Leslie Sacks Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
One Cent Life - Woodward Gallery, New York City, NY
A New Age: American Painting from the 1950s and 1960s - Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Klein - Aber Fein III ( Is Little - But Good III ) - Galerie Maulberger & Becker, Dusseldorf
Print: Modern British,International and Contemporary - Osborne Samuel, London
Progressive Painters - Tobey Fine Arts, New York City, NY
Los Angeles 1955-1985 The birth of an art capital - Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
Blanc Silence - Galerie Simon Blais, Montreal, QC
Meistergraphik des 20. Jahrhunderts - Galerie Nord | Kunstverein Tiergarten, Berlin
Fest der Farbe; Die Sammlung Merzbacher-Mayer - Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich
Apollo e Dionisio - Una riconciliazione possibile - Galleria Blu, Milan
"Présentation de peintures de 1980 à 1990" - Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris
Permanent 06: Meisterwerke Aus Der Sammlung Essl - Sammlung Essl - Kunsthaus, Klosterneuburg
Zeitschnitt: Künstler der Galerie - Samuelis Baumgarte Galerie, Bielefeld
LECKERBISSEN II - Fischerplatz Galerie, Ulm
Tapies - Tomasello - Picasso - Chillida - Sam Francis - Galerie Art 204, Dusseldorf
Contemporary and Modern Paintings - Richard Gray Gallery - New York, New York City, NY
Contemporary and Modern Paintings - Richard Gray Gallery - Chicago, Chicago, IL
2005
"40 peintures de petit format" - Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris
Intuitive Reflection - Modern Art Matters, Zurich
Group Show - Galleria Torbandena, Trieste
Expresionismo Abstracto - Obra sobre papel - Museo Guggenheim de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo, Bilbao
Weihnachtsausstellung - Galerie Koch, Hannover
IT´s FRAMED - Exclusive Pop Art - Burkhard Eikelmann Com, Dusseldorf
American and European Selections - Richard Gray Gallery - New York, New York City, NY
Pairings II - Hackett Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA
New Acquisitions: Part I The Moderns - Leslie Sacks Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
Collected - 25 Jahre Weihergut - Altstadtgalerie, Salzburg
James Bishop, Stéphane Bordarier, Sam Francis, Simon Hantaï, Shirley Jaffe, Bernard Piffaretti, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Kimb - Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris
Informelle Tendenzen - Galerie Maulberger & Becker, Dusseldorf
Informelle Tendenzen - Galerie Maulberger, Munich
In neuer Frische - Neupräsentation der Sammlung - Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen
"Présentation de peintures de 1970à 1980" - Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris
Inventur III - Galerie Keim, Stuttgart
Acquisitions - Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
"Présentation de peintures de 1960 à 1970" - Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris
BIG BANG - Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
Large Paintings by A. Gottlieb, S. Francis, R. Pousette-Dart, H. Hofmann - American Contemporary Art Gallery, Munich
Accrochage - Von Delaunay bis Lichtenstein - Galerie Proarta, Zurich
40 Jahre Galerie Thomas - Galerie Thomas, Munich
Drawings: 1945 to now - Russell Bowman Art Advisory, Chicago, IL
Wilder a tribute to the Nicholas Wilder Gallery, Los Angeles 1965-1979 - Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York City, NY
The 35th Anniversary Exhibition - Part 1 - Gallery Hyundai, Seoul
Memoire de la liberte - Galerie tazl., Weiz
Into The Unknown - Abstraction From The Collection - MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Drawn Words Painted Words - Palazzo Magnani, Reggio Emilia
50 JAHRE GALERIE KOCH - Galerie Koch, Hannover
De Cézanne à Dubuffet - La collection Jean Planque - Musée d'Ixelles, Brussels
Boca Raton collects - Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
Selected Works from the Sterling Collection - The Contemporary Museum Honolulu, Honolulu, HI
Austrian Contemporary Art and Postwar Painting - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey MARCO, Monterrey, NL
2004
Action Painting. Arte americana 1940 - 1970: dal disegno all'opera - Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena, Modena
Aspekte der Abstraktion - Galerie Maulberger, Munich
Aspekte Der Abstraktion - Galerie Maulberger & Becker, Dusseldorf
Visions of America - Sammlung Essl - Kunsthaus, Klosterneuburg
XIX & XX Century Master Paintings and Sculptures - Acquavella Galleries, Inc., New York City, NY
James Bishop, Sam Francis, Simon Hantaï, Joan Mitchell, Jean-Paul Riopelle - Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris
25th Anniversary Exhibition - MODERNISM, San Francisco, CA
The LA That Influenced My Eye - Sullivan Goss - An American Gallery - Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
Group Exhibition - Summer Show - Sam Francis and his contemporaries - Broadbent Gallery, London
Selection of the Gallery - American Contemporary Art Gallery, Munich
Masterpieces of Modern Printmaking - Alan Cristea Gallery, London
Bocca della Verità - Kunstverein Bad Salzdetfurth e.V., Bodenburg
25 Jahre Wilhelm-Hack-Museum - 25 Jahre Sammeln - Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen
AVANGUARDIE STORICHE E ASTRAZIONE - Importanti opere su carta del XX secolo - Galleria Torbandena, Trieste
Africa - Beauty and Disaster - Galerie Beyeler, Basel
"Les artistes du GI Bill. Les artistes américains à Paris" - Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris
Toward Abstraction - IKON Ltd, Santa Monica, CA
Les systèmes de l'art concret - Espace de l’art concret, Mouans Sartoux
Kunst der Ecole de Paris nach 1950 - Galerie Boisserée, Cologne
Fragmentos - Arte del XX al XXI, Colección Pilar Citoler - Centro Cultural de la Villa, Madrid
Ausgewählte Arbeiten von Hans Hartung, Sam Francis, Serge Poliakoff - Galerie Art 204, Dusseldorf
Es Baluard any zero - Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern, Palma de Mallorca
Under $2,000 Albers < Zaugg - Brooke Alexander Editions, New York City, NY
2003
How Heavy is Black? - Broadbent Gallery, London
The Eunice and Hal David Collection of 19th and 20th Century Works on Paper - UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
It’s Not the Size that Counts: Treasures Big & Small - Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
"Künstlerphotographien - Berühmte Photographen portraitieren berühmte Künstler" - Galerie Pudelko, Bonn
Artsonje Collection Highlights - Artsonje Museum, Gyeongju Bomun
El Expresionismo Abstracto Americano en las Colecciones Españolas - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia
"Fokus Galeriebestand" - Galerie Döbele GmbH, Dresden
Richard Gray Gallery Forty Years - Richard Gray Gallery - Chicago, Chicago, IL
Arte Moderna Internazionale - Galleria La Fenice, Sassari
Die Fondation Maeght - Südliche Kunst unter nordischem Himmel - Weserburg | Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen
Pairings - Hackett Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Vincent van Gogh and the contemporary art - Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Témoignage d'une collection - J. Bastien-Art, Brussels
Ausgewählte Originale und Original-Grafik - Galerie Art 204, Dusseldorf
Visions and Revisions - Art on Paper since 1960 - MFA - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA
Verspielt / Playing - Modern Art Matters, Zurich
A Little Bit of Funk - Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, BC
ACCROCHAGE - Galerie Boisserée, Cologne
Leckerbissen - Fischerplatz Galerie, Ulm
Graphic Works from the Lopez Collection - Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2002
From Picasso to Pettibon - IKON Ltd, Santa Monica, CA
Glimpses of the Permanent Collection - CAM - Chelsea Art Museum, New York City, NY
RETROSPECTACLE: 25 Years of Collecting Modern and - Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
All American, Part II - Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York City, NY
La Culture Pour Vivre - Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
Meisterwerke Der Graphischen Sammlung - Kunstareal München, Munich
ZeitLos / TimeLess - Modern Art Matters, Zurich
Made in America - Rudolf Budja Galerie / Artmosphere Salzburg, Salzburg
The New York School: Abstract Expressionism and Beyond - UMMA - The University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI
American Abstraction - Alan Cristea Gallery, London
"AMERICAN SCENE" - M-ART Galerie, Hamburg
Arte Múltipla - Galeria 111 - Lisboa, Lisbon
Mark Tobey and Sam Francis: Drawings and Monoprints - Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
The Print Collection - Modern and Contemporary Prints - Scolar Fine Art, London
Claude Monet - ...bis zum digitalen Impressionismus - Fondation Beyeler, Riehen
"De jeunes artistes ont été conviés á cette exposition" - Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris
Memoir of Freedom - CAM - Chelsea Art Museum, New York City, NY
Group Exhibition - IKON Ltd, Santa Monica, CA
V.I.P. 1 - Very Important Pieces - Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen
"Nur Farbe" - Galerie Thomas, Munich
2001
Claude Monet und die Moderne - Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich
All American - Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York City, NY
A defining generation. Then and Now. 1961 and 2001 - Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Da Kandisky a Pollock - Museo Cantonale d´Arte Lugano, Lugano
"Avatars du papier" - Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris
Kunst & Design - Kunsthalle Koblenz, Koblenz
Pop Art & Co - Uniques, Graphics and Multiples - Burkhard Eikelmann Com, Dusseldorf
Arte internazionale a Prato - Open Art, sguardi sul presente - Galleria Open Art, Prato, PO
Eye of Modernism - Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, NM
Malerei - Arbeiten auf Papier - Skulptur - Galerie Stühler, Berlin
"Geometric Forms in Abstraction" - American Contemporary Art Gallery, Munich
Drawing & Painting - Van Doren Waxter, New York City, NY
Robert Motherwell and Sam Francis: Unique Works on Paper - Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
Garner Tullis – The Art of Collaboration - Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
Arte Moderna Contemporanea - Galleria La Fenice, Sassari
2000
Zeitgenössische Graphik Zeichnungen Gpuachen Skulpturen - KUNSTKABINETT, Regensburg
New Acquisitions - IKON Ltd, Santa Monica, CA
American Abstract Expressionism - American Contemporary Art Gallery, Munich
Sam Francis - Lithographien / Mark Tobey - Originalwerke und Radierungen - Galerie Döbele GmbH, Dresden
Made in USA - Originalgraphik - Galerie & Edition Bode GmbH, Nuremberg
Paintings & Works on Paper - Van Doren Waxter, New York City, NY
Inventur I/ 2000 - Galerie Keim, Stuttgart
Accrochage - Galerie Pascal Polar, Brussels
Recent Acquisitions - Madelyn Jordon Fine Art, Scarsdale, NY
Malerei - Arbeiten auf Papier - Skulptur - Galerie Stühler, Berlin
1999
American Works on Paper, 1945-1975 - Hallie Ford Museum of Art (HFMA), Salem, OR
Mit unseren Künstlern in das nächste Jahrtausend - galerie pro arte, Freiburg
The first view - Sammlung Essl - Kunsthaus, Klosterneuburg
Color & Field - American Contemporary Art Gallery, Munich
Graphik - Prints - Estampes - Galerie Beyeler, Basel
Homage to the San Francisco Ar Institute - Hackett Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Primed & Unprimed: Paintings from 60s and 70s - Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York City, NY
À rebours. La rebelión informalista 1939-1968 - Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
New York Collects: Drawings and Watercolors, 1900–1950 - The Morgan Library & Museum, New York City, NY
Sammlung Beer - Kunstverein Grafschaft Bentheim, Neuenhaus
Selected Prints - MODERNISM, San Francisco, CA
1998
"Drei Amerikaner" (Katalog Fr. 20,-) - Galerie Iris Wazzau, Davos
Sam Francis / Hans Bosshard - Galerie Proarta, Zurich
Recent Acquisitions and New Work - Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA
The Female Figure: Prints and Drawings - Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
Arte Contemporanea Internazionale - Galleria La Fenice, Sassari
ALBUM - A selection from the Fondatión Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain - Fundación Joan Miró, Barcelona
1997
Doug Edge and Sam Francis - Grosvenor Gallery, London
Elusive Paradise - The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
Etchings of the Twentieth Century - Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Maîtres du tondo 1997 - Galerie Claude Lemand, Paris
Book Obsession - Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
1996
Amerikanische Druckgrafik 1960 bis 1990 - Städel Museum, Frankfurt/Main
L'œil du collectionneur - Musée d´art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, QC
Arte Moderna Internazionale - Galleria La Fenice, Sassari
Group Exhibition - Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1995
ARTE MODERNA INTERNAZIONALE - Galleria La Fenice, Sassari
pERCORSI iNTERNAZIONALI - Galleria La Fenice, Sassari
1994
Artists' Bok from The Lapsis Press - Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
International Print Triennial ´94 - Gallery of Contemporary Art Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow
Accrochage - Galerie Uwe Sacksofsky, Heidelberg
1993
The Usual Suspects - Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Azur - Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris
Wege der Moderne- Die Sammlung Beyeler - Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin
Arte moderna Internazionale - Galleria La Fenice, Sassari
1992
Series and Sequences: Contemporary Drawings and Prints from the Permanent Collection - The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Contemporary Art from the Marcia Simon Weisman Collection - The Menil Collection, Houston, TX
Opere su carta " - Galleria La Fenice, Sassari
Lyon, ?ódz? : Muzeum Sztuki w ?odzi, 1931-1992 - Musée d'Art Contemporain Lyon, Lyon
Zufall als Prinzip , Spielwlt, Methode und System in der Kunst des 20.Jahrhund. - Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen
1990
Arte Internazionale - S. Francis - K. Haring - R. Lichtenstein - J. Miro - P. Picasso - R. Rauschenberg - F. Sanna - A. - Galleria La Fenice, Sassari
Blau - Farbe der Ferne - Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg
1989
Abstract Expressionism - Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1988
Obras Maestras de la Colección Phillips de Washington - Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
Group Exhibition - Richard Gray Gallery - Chicago, Chicago, IL
Abstract Work From The 1950s - Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1987
Arte Internazionale Arman - Cesar - S. Francis - G. Grosz - P. Picasso - R. Rauschenberg - F. Sanna - E. Scanavino - - Galleria La Fenice, Sassari
1986
Individuals : A Selected History of Contemporary Art, 1945-1986 - MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Arte Contemporanea - Galleria La Fenice, Sassari
Les Annees 60 - Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris
Group Show - Richard Gray Gallery - Chicago, Chicago, IL
1985
Arte Moderna Internazionale - Galleria La Fenice, Sassari
American Abstract Painting: 1960-1980 - Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1 cent life - Musée d´art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, QC
Aspects of Color - Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman, OK
1984
American/european Painting, Drawing, And Sculpture - L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, CA
New American Paperworks - Missoula Art Museum MAM, Missoula, MT
1983
Nuclear Weapons Freeze Benefit Exhibition - Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Group Show - Riko Mizuno Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Sur toile et sur papier (art américain) - Musée d´art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, QC
1982
Brooke Alexander Publications 1971 - 81 - L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, CA
1981
December Group Show - Riko Mizuno Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Art in Los Angeles - Seventeen Artists in the Sixties - San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX
Art in Los Angeles - Seventeen Artists in the Sixties - Los Angeles County Museum of Art - LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
Black and White - Riko Mizuno Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1980
A History of American Art Through Printmaking - Missoula Art Museum MAM, Missoula, MT
1979
Group Exhibition - Richard Gray Gallery - Chicago, Chicago, IL
Summer 1979: An Exhibition of Selected Acquisitions - Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1978
Artistes américains contemporains - Musée d´art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, QC
Three Generations: Studies in Collage - Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1977
André Emmerich zu Gast bei Brusberg - Eine Galerie zu Gast - Galerie Brusberg - Hannover, Hannover
American Art in Belgium - BOZAR - Palais des Beaux-Arts / Paleis voor Schone Kunsten, Brussels
Fine Paintings and Drawings - Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Arte USA - Fundación Joan Miró, Barcelona
Arte USA - Fundación Juan March, Madrid
1976
Druckgrafik von Künstlern der USA nach 1945 - Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel
Peinture américaine en Suisse, 1950-1965 - MAH - Musée d'art et d'histoire, Geneva
1973
Peinture, couleurs Lefranc-Bourgeois - Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris
Works on Paper - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
1972
Drawn in America - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
1971
Highlights of the 1970-71 Art Season - The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
1970
American Painting and Sculpture 69th Annual - The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1967
Vom Bauhaus bis zur Gegenwart - Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg
1966
Trends and Movements - Hamilton Galleries, London
1965
Amerikanische Graphik - Galerie nächst St. Stephan - Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna
1964
Dix tableaux - Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris
Post painterly abstraction - Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON
Post painterly abstraction - Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
documenta 3 - Documenta, Kassel
American Painters as New Lithographers - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
Post painterly abstraction - Los Angeles County Museum of Art - LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
1963
Annual exhibition 1963 - Contemporary American painting - Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NY
Aspects of twentieth century painting - Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
1962
Accrochage - Galerie Charles Lienhard, Zurich
Sam Francis, Georges Mathieu, Charles Maussion, Jean Miotte und Jean Paul Riopelle - Die Brücke, Cologne
65th Annual American Exhibition - The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1961
American Exhibition 64th Annual - The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1959
documenta 2 - Documenta, Kassel
The New American Painting - Tate Britain, London
Paintings by Sam Francis, Wally Hedrick, and Fred Martin, Sculpture by Wally Hedrick and Manuel Neri - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
1958
The New American Painting - BOZAR - Palais des Beaux-Arts / Paleis voor Schone Kunsten, Brussels
A propos de baroque - Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris
The New American Painting - Stedelijk Museum CS, Amsterdam
Ninth Exhibition - Recent Acquisitions from Local Collections - CAC - Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
The New American Painting - Kunsthalle Basel, Basel
1957
L'exemplaire dans l'aventure picturale des ix derniers annees II, toiles recentes - Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris
L'exemplaire dans l'aventure picturale des ix derniers annees - Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris
1956
Large Scale Paintings II - Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX
Twelve Americans - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
1953
Opposing Forces - Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

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