Sam Francis 2014




A selection of works from the 1950s to the 1990s by the renowned artist Sam Francis. Sam Francis was an American abstract painter who turned to painting whilst recovering from severe injuries sustained as a fighter pilot in the Second World War. Francis later undertook a degree in painting at the University of California, Berkley. In 1950, Francis went to Paris and enrolled at Fernand Leger’s private academy. Over the next ten years he split his time between Paris, New York and Japan, absorbing influences from the New York school, Monet, Matisse, Bonnard, Still, French Tachistes and Zen calligraphers. His work, however, remains singular in its ability to fuse these influences with an approach to light and colour, structure and composition, which is uniquely his own. His work can be found in major international museum collections, including those of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and MOMA, New York; Kunstmuseum, Basel; and the Centre Pompidou, Paris.

Duration 05 June 2014 - 29 August 2014
Times Our opening times are 10am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 11am to 1pm on Saturdays. Closed Saturdays in August and on Bank Holiday weekends.
Cost Free
Venue Bernard Jacobson Gallery
Address 6 Cork Street London W1S 3NX, ,
Contact 0207 734 3431 / mail@jacobsongallery.com / www.jacobsongallery.com/

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