Sam Francis, ‘Untitled’, 1961, Senior & Shopmaker Gallery

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

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
A Summer Exhibition, BAILLY GALLERY, Geneva
2017
Art Basel 2017 - Private, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
2017
Modern & Post War, BAILLY GALLERY, Paris
2017
Sam Francis, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
2015
Sam Francis: A Survey of Graphic Work, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London

Solo Shows on Artsy

2017
Sam Francis, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
2015
Sam Francis: A Survey of Graphic Work, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
A Summer Exhibition, BAILLY GALLERY, Geneva
2017
Art Basel 2017 - Private, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
2017
Modern & Post War, BAILLY GALLERY, Paris
2017
Recent Acquisitions Spring 2017, Ludorff, Duesseldorf
2017
Season Shades, BAILLY GALLERY, Paris
2016
Masters of Distinction, Opera Gallery, Singapore
2016
2015
40 Jahre - 40 Meisterwerke, Ludorff, Duesseldorf
2015
Tempo, Opera Gallery, Monaco
2015
New realities in the 20th and 21st Century, Opera Gallery, Central Hong Kong
2014
Abu Dhabi Art 2014, Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art LLC
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