Self Portrait 1974 29x22
Original Painting : Acrylic on Paper
Size : 29.5x22 in | 75x56 cm
Framed : 39x31 in | 99x79 cm
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Hand Signedon verso. Sam Francis Estate stamp on verso
Framed with PlexiglassWood, Modern
Purchased fromDealer 1990
Provenance / HistoryThis work was displayed at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento
SAM FRANCIS: FIVE DECADES OF ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM FROM CALIFORNIA COLLECTIONS
August 11, 2013–January 5, 2014
Story / Additional InfoMartin Lawrence. Private collection.
Certificate of AuthenticityMartin Lawrence; Sam Francis Estate stamp;ltr from
Sam Francis - United States
Art Brokerage: Sam Francis American Artist: b. 1923-1994. For Sam Francis, exploring the creative process was his driving force. It impacted not only his art, but his view of human progress.One of the twentieth century’s most profound Abstract Expressionists, American artist Sam Francis (1923-1994) is noted as one of the first post-World War II painters to develop an international reputation. Francis created thousands of paintings as well as works on paper, prints and monotypes, housed in major museum collections and institutions around the world. Regarded as one of the leading interpreters of color and light, his work holds references to New York abstract expressionism, color field painting, Chinese and Japanese art, French impressionism and his own Bay Area roots.Francis moved to Paris, where he would go on to be named by Time Magazine as, “the hottest American painter in Paris these days.” A transformative period of his career, Francis immersed himself in a study of Monet’s Water Lilies and was influenced by his close friendships with the Matisse family and artists Al Held, Joan Mitchell, and Jean-Paul Riopelle.Through his travels he was exposed to many styles, techniques and cultural influences, which informed the development of his own dialogue and style of painting. Francis possessed a lyrical and gestural hand, enabling him to capture and record the brilliance, energy and intensity of color at different moments of time and periods of his life. His paintings embody his love of literature, music and science, while reflecting his deep range of emotions and personal turmoil.