Sam FRANCIS

Samuel Francis was born in 1923 in San Mateo, California, USA. Though Francis’ distinctive manner of painting remained recognisable throughout his career, he continuously developed and transformed his artistic practice until his death in 1994. His time in Paris, France in the 1950’s exposed him to Tachism, Asian culture and Zen Buddhism, which greatly affected and influenced his artistic development. After returning to California in the 1960’s and moving between the United States and Japan over the next period of his life, Francis’ work further evolved under the influence of Jungian analysis whereby his subconscious played a role in the images he conjured. His vast exhibition reach throughout his lifetime has credited him with helping to secure international recognition for post-war American painting, though his work is specifically acclaimed in Europe and Japan. His works can be found in some of the world’s most prominent museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. Made in the last year of his life, this painting reveals thergy, used his left hand to produce a remarkable series of nearly 150 artworks such as this.

  • Masters Unveiled

    Masters Unveiled

    Zurich

    June 08, 2018 - June 30, 2018

  • Masters of Distinction

    Masters of Distinction

    Singapore

    September 16, 2016 - October 16, 2016

  • Informed - Art Informel and the Contemporary Structure

    Informed - Art Informel and the Contemporary Structure

    Paris

    October 01, 2015 - October 22, 2015

  • Icons of Art

    Icons of Art

    Monaco

    July 17, 2014 - August 31, 2014

  • Abstract Experiences: Beyond the Real

    Abstract Experiences: Beyond the Real

    Hong Kong

    May 23, 2014 - June 13, 2014

  • Visions of Abstraction

    Visions of Abstraction

    Dubai

    March 11, 2014 - March 25, 2014

  • Contemporary masters

    Contemporary masters

    London

    February 17, 2012 - March 02, 2012