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Sam Francis

United States Born in: 1923 Masterpieces
”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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Sam Francis, Untitled, Print

Sam Francis

Untitled, 1992
69.9 x 95.3 x 0.2 cm
Print

$9,521

Sam Francis, SF 84-871, Painting

Sam Francis

SF 84-871, 1984
22 x 9 cm
Painting

$20,074

Sam Francis, Yea, Fine Art Drawings

Sam Francis

Yea, 1989
21 x 27 x 1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

$25,236

Sam Francis, Untitled, Print

Sam Francis

Untitled, 1989
88.3 x 48.3 x 0.2 cm
Print

$8,947

Sam Francis, Untitled, Print

Sam Francis

Untitled, 1979
74.9 x 105.4 x 0.2 cm
Print

$7,341

Sam Francis, Untitled, Print

Sam Francis

Untitled, 1979
74.9 x 105.4 x 0.2 cm
Print

$7,341

Sam Francis, Untitled, Print

Sam Francis

Untitled, 1981
106.7 x 75.6 x 0.2 cm
Print

$6,539

Sam Francis, Untitled, Print

Sam Francis

Untitled, 1982
75.6 x 118.8 x 0.2 cm
Print

$12,848

Our recommendations Sam Francis, Sulfur Water (SF-86), Print

Sam Francis

Sulfur Water (SF-86), 1967
71 x 48.5 cm
Print

$6,309

Our recommendations Sam Francis, Untitled 4, Print

Sam Francis

Untitled 4, 1976
55 x 40 cm
Print

$2,065

Sam Francis, SF 89-153, Painting

Sam Francis

SF 89-153, 1989
67 x 51 cm
Painting

$86,033

Sam Francis, Untitled (SF-356), Print

Sam Francis

Untitled (SF-356), 1992
76 x 119 cm
Print

$9,177

Sam Francis, Demeter, Print

Sam Francis

Demeter, 1972
45.7 x 61 cm
Print

$7,500

Sam Francis, Untitled (Drawing for sculpture) SF66-111, Painting

Sam Francis

Untitled (Drawing for sculpture) SF66-111, 1966
109 x 84 cm
Painting

$108,975

Sam Francis, Sans titre (SF-271), Print

Sam Francis

Sans titre (SF-271), 1986
64.1 x 49.2 x 0.1 cm
Print

$6,653

Our recommendations Sam Francis, Untitled SF 221, Print

Sam Francis

Untitled SF 221, 1977
70.5 x 108.5 x 0.3 cm
Print

$5,621

Our recommendations Sam Francis, Untitled SF 351, Print

Sam Francis

Untitled SF 351, 1992
76 x 56 x 0.3 cm
Print

$4,474

Our recommendations Sam Francis, Untitled, Painting

Sam Francis

Untitled, 1976
38.1 x 48.3 cm
Painting

$20,074

Sam Francis, Untitled 2, Print

Sam Francis

Untitled 2, 1976
84 x 64 cm
Print

$2,065

Sam Francis, L'Etoile (after Sam Francis), Print

Sam Francis

L'Etoile (after Sam Francis), 1955
126.4 x 78.5 x 0.1 cm
Print

$10,439

Sam Francis, Untitled, Print

Sam Francis

Untitled, 1981
106.7 x 75.6 x 0.2 cm
Print

$6,539

Sam Francis, Untitled, Print

Sam Francis

Untitled, 1973
63 x 89.5 x 0.3 cm
Print

$4,015

Sam Francis, Colors in Space, Print

Sam Francis

Colors in Space, 1970
47 x 66 x 0.3 cm
Print

$5,736

Sam Francis, Drawing Sculpture (SF 66-158), Painting

Sam Francis

Drawing Sculpture (SF 66-158), 1966
37.5 x 29 x 0.3 cm
Painting

$61,944

Sam Francis, Untitled (SF 65-697), Painting

Sam Francis

Untitled (SF 65-697), 1965
90 x 63 x 0.3 cm
Painting

$258,099

Sam Francis, Untitled, Print

Sam Francis

Untitled, 1982
106.7 x 75.6 x 0.2 cm
Print

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Our recommendations Sam Francis, Untitled (SF-346), Print

Sam Francis

Untitled (SF-346), 1991
76 x 117.5 cm
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Sam Francis, Doubled Cross (SF-188), Print

Sam Francis

Doubled Cross (SF-188), 1973
69 x 105 cm
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Sam Francis, Untitled (SF-340), Print

Sam Francis

Untitled (SF-340), 1989
115 x 74 cm
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Sam Francis, Untitled (SF-267), Print

Sam Francis

Untitled (SF-267), 1982
107 x 76 cm
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Sam Francis, Untitled (SF-259), Print

Sam Francis

Untitled (SF-259), 1980
70 x 101 cm
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Sam Francis, Untitled, Print

Sam Francis

Untitled, 1976
56 x 76 cm
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Sam Francis, The Upper Red, Print

Sam Francis

The Upper Red, 1963
50 x 65.5 x 0.3 cm
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Sam Francis, Chinese Planet, Print

Sam Francis

Chinese Planet, 1963
75.5 x 57.2 x 0.3 cm
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