Sam Francis prints,
lithographs, and art
A pioneer of Abstract Expressionism, Sam Francis
was one of the first post-World War II artists to
achieve international fame. His artwork can be
found in prestigious museums around the world.
We feature masterpieces from his extensive oeuvre,
including his prints, paintings, monotypes and other
Sam Francis Prints, Paintings, Monotypes, Lithographs and Art
Untitled, 1986 Sam FrancisPrice on Request or Best OfferItem # 5283
Sam Francis Untitled Watercolor, 1965 Sam Francis Unique Original Tempera and Watercolor on PaperPrice on Request or Best OfferW-5609
Untitled, c.1989 Sam Francis Unique Monotype on Handmade PaperPrice on Request or Best OfferW-5500
Untitled, from Eight By Eight to Celebrate the Temporary Contemporary, 1983 Sam Francis Color Lithograph on Rives BFK paperPrice on Request or Best OfferW-5446
Doubled Cross, 1973 Sam FrancisPrice on Request or Best OfferItem # 4999
Untitled from the Papierski Portfolio, 1992 Sam Francis Papierski PortfolioPrice on Request or Best OfferItem # 5003
Untitled, 1984 Sam Francis Hand Signed Monotype on Handmade PaperPrice on Request or Best OfferItem # 4998
Variant of Fifty, 1965 Sam Francis Hand Signed Color LithographPrice on Request or Best OfferItem # 5000
Blue, 1979 Sam Francis Hand Signed MonotypePrice on Request or Best OfferItem # 5008
Lyre Eight Sam Francis Hand Signed Color SerigraphPrice on Request or Best OfferItem # 2148
Sam Francis Untitled, 1967 Sam Francis Acrylic on PaperPrice on Request or Best OfferItem # 5363
Untitled,1980 Sam Francis Unique monotype on handmade paperPrice on Request or Best OfferW-5410
Sam Francis Untitled, 1982 Sam Francis Unique monotype on handmade paperPrice on Request or Best OfferW-5411
Why Francis ?
Original, signed Sam Francis prints, paintings, monotypes and artworks all show the influence of Color Field painters, Abstract Expressionism, and Buddhism. He is associated with Tachisme, Jackson Pollack and created large format canvases for his mature work.
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Sam Francis Biography
This prolific, Californian artist created the bulk of his signature works during the mid-20th century. Echoing the style of his contemporaries, the Abstract Expressionists, his boldly-colored, monochromatic pieces made way for the more exciting, movement-driven, multi-faceted splatter/brush paintings. His later works focused areas of paint and color around the canvas edges, exposing the white and blank spaces in between.
Born in San Mateo, California during the roaring 20s, Sam Francis attended the University of California, Berkeley where he was vested in the study of sciences – particularly, botany, medicine, and psychology. He was later to serve in the U.S. army during WWII where he was seriously injured and spent several years, bed-ridden in the hospital.
It was during his time in the hospital ward that Francis learned how to paint and expressed his emotions and frustrations of his medical ailments through his works. Upon his release from the hospital, Francis spent some time traveling during the 1950s throughout Paris and later, Japan.
Plagens, P. (March 1999). Sunny side up – abstract expressionist painter Sam Francis. Artforum.