|Sam Francis: American Master
February 17 - March 14, 2009
|Sam Francis is one of
the preeminent abstract expressionists of the 20th
Century and certainly one of California's greatest
artists. His work is in every major museum in the world.
Born in San Mateo, California in 1923, Francis attended
University of California, Berkeley, before serving in the
United States Army Air Corps during World War II - where
he was injured in a plane crash. It was during the
resulting several-year hospital stay that Francis began
to paint. After time spent exhibiting in Paris in the
1950s, Francis returned to California during the 1960s
and continued painting in Los Angeles. The final three
decades of his career featured a move to Francis' style
of large-scale bright works of abstract expressionism.
Francis died in 1994.
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