Sam Francis

(American, 1923 - 1994)

basel mural ii by sam francis

Sam Francis

Basel Mural II

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oil on canvas by sam francis

Sam Francis

Oil on canvas, 1947

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untitled by sam francis

Sam Francis

Untitled, 1990

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untitled by sam francis

Sam Francis

Untitled

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Biographie

Chronologie

1923
Born in San Mateo, USA
1943 - 1948
Served in the United States Army Corps and began painting while convalescing from an injury
1946 - 1950
Began painting in San Francisco, USA
1949
B.A. University of California, Berkeley, USA
1950 - 1958
Lived and worked in Paris, France with travels to Mexico, Japan, and Europe
1950
M.A. University of California, Berkeley, USA
1959 - 1961
Lived in Bern, Switzerland
1959
Lived in New York, USA
1961
Established permanent home in Santa Monica, USA
1968
Received honorary PhD from University of California, Berkeley, USA

Expositions

2013 - 2014
Sam Francis: Five Decades of Abstract Experssionism from California Collections, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, USA (solo)
2013
Renard Collection, Fondation Beijeler, Basel, Switzerland
2012
Sam Francis: Works from the 1950s on paper and canvas, Gallery Delaive, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Pasadena to Santa Barbara: A Selected History of Art in Southern California, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, USA
Sam Francis, Galerie Iris Wazzau, Davos, Switzerland
2011
Sam Francis The exploration of color, Sotheby's (S2) New York, USA (solo)
Sam Francis, Guy Pieters Gallery, Paris, France (solo)
Sam Francis: Paintings from the Catalogue Raisonné, Gallery Delaive, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
Sam Francis, Galerie Iris Wazzau, Davos, Switzerland (solo)
2009
Time & Place: Los Angeles, 1958-1968, Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Sam Francis - Malerei und Grafik, Samuelis Baumgarte Galerie, Bielefeld, Germany
2008
Choices, Galerie Willy Schoots, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Action Painting, Foundation Beyeler, Riehen, Switzerland
Time & Place: Los Angeles, 1958-1968, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
2007
Grand Gestures: The Gordon F. Hampton Collection, University Art Museum, Long Beach, USA
Art Market Now, The Columns, Seoul, South Korea
2006
Afro & incotri e Confronti italia America, Gallerie d'Arte Moderna di Udine GAMUD, Udine, Italy
Zeitschnitt, Samuelis Baumgarte Galerie, Bielefeld, Germany
2005
Intuitive Reflection, Art Forum Ute Barth, Zurich, Switzerland
Austrian Contemporary Art and Postwar Painting, Museo de Art Contemporaneo de Monrerrey MARCO, Monterrey, Mexico
2004
Samuelis Baumgarte Galerie, Bielefeld, Germany
Galerie Delaive, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Baukunst Galerie, Cologne, Germany

Collections publiques

Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Tate Gallery, London, UK
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN