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1923 - 1994, American

Medium: lithograph in colors, color, round
Limited Edition 63/100
Signature/Date: Signed lower left, at base: Sam Francis
Size: 23" diameter

Lithograph printed in colors on 112 Waterleaf paper, signed in pencil and numbered 63/100 (there were also 24 artist's proofs), with the blindstamp of the publisher, The Litho Shop, Inc., Santa Monica, printed by George Page, the full sheet, in apparently excellent condition, framed (not examined out of frame).
diameter 23in

The Pasadena Museum of California Art currently has a solo exhibition of Sam Francis: Five Decades of Abstract Expressionism from California Collections
Francis was born in San Mateo and went to UC Berkeley where he studied botany, medicine and psychology earning BA and MA degrees. He went on to become associated with the second genearation of abstract expressionists such as Helen Frankenthaler (see her litho here) and Joan Mitchell.
Francis was buried in West Marin following his death in 1994.

His bio from the Sam Francis Foundation:
California-born abstract expressionist Sam Francis (1923 - 1994), one of the 20th century's leading interpreters of light and color. Sam Francis maintained studios in Bern, New York, Los Angeles, Paris, and Tokyo, making him the first post World War II American painter whose reach was truly international. Throughout a long and prolific career, Francis created thousands of paintings as well as works on paper, prints, and monotypes. His work holds references to New York abstract expressionism, color field painting, Chinese and Japanese art, French impressionism, and his own Bay Area roots.
An Abridged/Partial List of Museums With The Work of Sam Francis: *
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois USA

Baltimore Museum of Art - Baltimore, Maryland USA

Carnegie Institute - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA

Centre Pompidou-Musee national d'Art Moderne, Paris, France

Dallas Museum of Fine Arts - Dallas, Texas USA

Danubiana - Meulensteen Art Museum - Bratislava, Slovakia

Essl Museum, Vienna, Austria

Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco (De Young/Palace of the Legion of Honor) - San Francisco, California USA

Fondation Beyeler Museum, Basel, Switzerland

Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna - Rome, Italy

Idemitsu Museum of Arts - Japan

Israel Museum - Jerusalem, Israel

Los Angeles County Museum of Art - Los Angeles, California USA

Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, NY USA

Moderne Museet - Stockholm, Sweden

Museum of Contemporary Art - Los Angeles, California USA

Museum of Modern Art - New York, NY USA

Museum of Modern Art - Seoul, South Korea

Museum of Modern Art - Toyama, Japan

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. USA

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum - New York, NY USA

Smithsonian Institution of American Art Museum, Washington, D.C. USA

The New Tate Gallery, London, England

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York USA

Auction results include:
On May 11, 2010, a Francis 1957 painting titled "Middle Blue" was sold at auction for $6,354,500.
On May 15, 2013, "Symphony in Blue," a 1958 watercolor and gouache on paper set the record for a Sam Francis work on paper, selling at Sotheby's for $1,145,000.00.

Size: 23" diameterContact Steve Garrigan of Box Brothers to arrange for packing and shipping Email: steve@boxbros.com; Phone: 800-474-7447, 310-419-6375; or Fax: 310-419-9915
Ever since I was a small child, I've loved Sam Francis paintings. So cheery. My mother had introduced me to his work having herself fallen for his art in the Sixties ‰ÛÒ both living in the Bay Area. To this day he is still one of my very favorite artists

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