Sam Francis, ‘National Collection of Fine Arts’, 1968, ArtWise

"National Collection of Fine Arts" by Sam Francis, Unsigned Lithograph printed in 1968. The overall size of the Lithograph is 38 x 27.5 inches. The condition of this piece has been graded as A: Mint. Here is some supplemental information about the Lithograph: 1968 poster created for the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. The lithograph was printed by Atelier Mourlot.

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

About Sam Francis

The painterly abstraction of Sam Francis is most often associated with the American Abstract Expressionist movement, but Francis also spent a great deal of time in Paris and became linked with the parallel movement of Art Informel in Europe. Francis’ most iconic works are characterized by saturated splashes of color that populate the edges of the canvas in order to emphasize the luminous white void in the center. This contrast between the vibrancy of Francis’ color palette and the austere white picture plane demonstrate the artist’s concern with relationships of space, color, and light, as opposed to the psychologically expressive tendencies of contemporaries such as Jackson Pollock.

American, 1923-1994, San Mateo, California, based in Paris and Santa Monica, California