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 Sam Lewis Francis  (1923 - 1994)

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Lived/Active: California / Japan/France      Known for: splatter-stain imagery painting, graphics

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© 2001 Estate of Sam Francis / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
An Abstract Expressionist* painter known for his brilliant coloration and splotch-like shapes, Sam Francis became one of the big-name modernist artists of the second half of the 20th century.  He was much influenced by Clyfford Styll and Mark Rothko.  Unlike the creations of many of the Abstract Expressionists and the Bay Area Figurative* painters, his work was light and airy and increasingly decorative.  Seeking his own approach to abstraction*, he spent much of his career (showing 500 of 21066 characters).



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