Sam Lewis Francis
(1923 - 1994)
Sam Lewis Francis was active/lived in California / Japan, France. Sam Francis is known for Splatter-stain imagery painting, graphics.
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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 out of the United States, especially in France.
his painting, Sam Francis said that he wanted to make "something that
fills utterly the sight and can't be used to make life only bearable".
Sam Francis was born in
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