biografia di Sam FRANCIS (1923-1994)

Personal data


Birth : 06/25/1923 - San Mateo CA California, United States
Death : 11/08/1994 - Santa Monica CA California, United States
Sex : M
Nationality/Affiliation : United States

Representatives

Brian Gross Fine Art – 49 Geary Street, 5th Floor – San Francisco CA, United States
Garner Tullis – 10 White Street – New York NY, United States


Education

1941 – 1943 : UC University of California (Botanic, Psychology and Medicine) – Berkeley CA, United States
1949 : UC University of California (BA) – Berkeley CA, United States
1950 : UC University of California (MA) – Berkeley CA, United States
1950 : Académie Fernand Léger – France

Professional data


Work and Life

1986:Marries Margaret Smith
1973:Lives and works in Los Angeles CA, USA
1969:Honoris causa Doctor of the University of California
1965:Marries Mako Idemitsu
1964 – 1966:Part Time in Tokyo, Japan
1961:Lives and works in Santa Barbara CA, USA
1960:Marries Teruko Yokoi
1950:Marries Muriel Goodwin
1943 – 1947:US Air Force
Lives and works in Santa Monica, Bern, Paris and Tokyo

Work


Categorie and medium


Painting : Acrylic - Oil - Tempera
Print-Multiple : Aquatint - Lithograph - Lithograph in colors - Monotype - Offset
Drawing-Watercolor : Collage - Gouache - Ink - Wash - Watercolour

Movements and styles

Abstraction
Abstract Expressionism
American Abstraction 1910-1960
American Modernists

Solo Exhibitions (Selected)


Solo exhibitions

2002

Sam Francis
Gallery Thomas – Munich, Germany
05/16/2002 – 08/05/2002

2001

Retropektive 1949-1994
Proarta – Zürich ZH, Switzerland
2001 – 11/17/2001

Galerie Daniel Templon – Paris, France
2001

1993

Retrospective
Bonn Kunsthalle – Bonn, Germany
1993

1988

Galerie Jean Fournier – Paris, France
1988

1973

Retrospective
Dallas Museum of Art – Dallas TX, United States
1973

1972

Retrospective
Albright Knox Art Gallery – Buffalo NY, United States
1972

Retrospective
Corcoran Gallery of Art – Washington DC, United States
1972

Retrospective
Whitney Museum of American Art – New York NY, United States
1972

1968

Rétrospective
FNAC Fonds National d’Art Contemporain – Puteaux, France
1968

Galerie Jean Fournier – Paris, France
1968

Retrospective
Stedelijk Museum – Amsterdam, Netherlands
1968

Retrospective
Art Museum – UC University of California – Berkeley CA, United States
1968

1967

Retrospective
MFAH Museum of Fine Arts – Houston TX, United States
1967

SFMOMA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art – San Francisco CA, United States
1967

1959

Pasadena Art Museum – Pasadena CA, United States
1959

SFMOMA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art – San Francisco CA, United States
1959

Seattle Art Museum – Seattle WA, United States
1959

1956

Martha Jackson Gallery – New York NY, United States
1956

1952

Galerie Nina Dausset – Paris, France
1952

Group Exhibitions (Selected)


Art shows / fairs

2007

FIAC Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain
Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais – Paris, France
10/18/2007 – 10/22/2007
Represented by : Galerie Jean Fournier – 22 Rue du Bac – Paris, France

2004

FIAC Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain, n°31
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles – Paris, France
10/21/2004 – 10/25/2004
Represented by : Galerie Jean Fournier – 22 Rue du Bac – Paris, France

Art 35 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/16/2004 – 06/21/2004
Represented by : Acquavella Galleries Inc. – 18 Esat 79th Street – New York NY, United States

sf6 San Francisco International Art Exposition
Fort Mason – San Francisco CA, United States
01/16/2004 – 01/19/2004
Represented by : Elins Eagles-Smith Gallery – 5th Floor 49 Geary Street – San Francisco CA, United States

ART2004 – The 16th London Contemporary Art Fair
Business Design Centre – London, United Kingdom
01/14/2004 – 01/18/2004
Represented by : Broadbent – Chepstow Place 25 Chepstow Corner – London, United Kingdom

2003

Art Basel Miami Beach
Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami Beach FL, United States
12/04/2003 – 12/07/2003
Represented by : Galleri Faurschou – St. Strandstraede 21 – Copenhagen, Denmark

Art Cologne, n° 37
Cologne, Germany
10/29/2003 – 11/02/2003
Represented by : Baukunst Galerie – Theodor Heuss Ring 7 – Cologne, Germany

Art 34 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/18/2003 – 06/23/2003
Represented by : Gemini G.E.L. LLC – 8365 Melrose Avenue – Los Angeles CA, United States

Art Chicago 2003
Navy Pier’s Festival Hall – Chicago IL, United States
05/09/2003 – 05/12/2003
Represented by : Art Forum Ute Barth – Kartausstrasse 8 – Zürich ZH, Switzerland

KUNSTKÖLN 2003 – Internationale Messe für Editionen, Art Brut, Kunst nach 1980
Rheinhallen – Cologne, Germany
04/05/2003 – 04/09/2003
Represented by : Fischerplatz-Galerie – Fischergasse 21 – Ulm, Germany

ArtBrussels – 21st Contemporary Art Fair
Brussels Expo – Brussels, Belgium
04/04/2003 – 04/08/2003
Represented by : Baukunst Galerie – Theodor Heuss Ring 7 – Cologne, Germany

2002

Art Basel Miami Beach
Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami Beach FL, United States
12/05/2002 – 12/08/2002
Represented by : Lawrence Rubin Greenberg Van Doren Fine Art – 730 Fifth Avenue, 7th Floor – New York NY, United States

FIAC, n°29
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles – Paris, France
10/24/2002 – 10/28/2002
Represented by : Galerie Jean Fournier – 22 Rue du Bac – Paris, France

Art 33 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/12/2002 – 06/17/2002
Represented by : American Contemporary Art Gallery – Maximilianstrasse 29 – Munich, Germany

KunstRAI
Amsterdam, Netherlands
05/15/2002 – 05/20/2002
Represented by : Galerie Delaive – Spiegelgracht 23 – Amsterdam, Netherlands

ArtBrussels – 20th Contemporary Art Fair
Brussels Expo – Brussels, Belgium
05/02/2002 – 05/06/2002
Represented by : Guy Pieters Gallery – Zeedijk 742 – Knokke-Heist, Belgium

The Armory Show 2002
Piers 88 & 90 – New York NY, United States
02/22/2002 – 02/25/2002
Represented by : Greenberg Van Doren – 7th floor 730 Fifth Avenue – New York NY, United States

ART2002 – The 14th London Contemporary Art Fair
Business Design Centre – London, United Kingdom
01/16/2002 – 01/20/2002
Represented by : Adam Gallery – 13 John Street – Bath, Avon, United Kingdom

Art Miami, n°12
Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami Beach FL, United States
01/04/2002 – 01/08/2002
Represented by : Berkeley Square Gallery – 23a Bruton Street – London, United Kingdom

2001

Art Basel Miami Beach: cancelled
Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami Beach FL, United States
12/13/2001 – 12/16/2001
Represented by : Richard Gray Gallery – Suite 2503 875 North Michigan Avenue – Chicago IL, United States

Art Toronto 2001 – TIAF Toronto International Art Fair
MTCC Metro Toronto Convention Centre – Toronto ON, Canada
10/11/2001 – 10/15/2001
Represented by : Waddington & Tribby Fine Art – 608 Banyan Trail – Boca Raton FL, United States

Art 32 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/13/2001 – 06/18/2001
Represented by : Acquavella Galleries Inc. – 18 Esat 79th Street – New York NY, United States

KunstRAI, n° 17
Amsterdam, Netherlands
06/05/2001 – 06/10/2001
Represented by : Galerie Delaive – Spiegelgracht 23 – Amsterdam, Netherlands

art-vienna, n° 1
Technisches Museum – Vienna, Austria
05/10/2001 – 05/13/2001
Represented by : Galerie Delaive – Spiegelgracht 23 – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Sthml Art Fair 2001, n° 21
Sollentunamässan – Sollentuna, Sweden
03/08/2001 – 03/11/2001
Represented by : Galleri Faurschou – St. Strandstraede 21 – Copenhagen, Denmark

13th Annual Works on Paper
New York NY, United States
03/02/2001 – 03/04/2001
Represented by : Jim Kempner Fine Art – 501 West 23rd Street – New York NY, United States

Art Miami, n° 11
Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami Beach FL, United States
01/18/2001 – 01/22/2001
Represented by : Berkeley Square Gallery – 23a Bruton Street – London, United Kingdom

ART2001 – The 13th London Contemporary Art Fair
Business Design Centre – London, United Kingdom
01/17/2001 – 01/21/2001
Represented by : Adam Gallery – 13 John Street – Bath, Avon, United Kingdom

Artpalmbeach – 4th Modern & Contemporary Art Fair
International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches – West Palm Beach FL, United States
01/10/2001 – 01/15/2001
Represented by : Berkeley Square Gallery – 23a Bruton Street – London, United Kingdom

2000

Kunst 2000 Zürich, n° 7
Zürich ZH, Switzerland
11/24/2000 – 11/27/2000
Represented by : Proarta – Bleicherweg 20 – Zürich ZH, Switzerland

KUNSTKÖLN 2000 – Internationale Messe für Editionen, Art Brut, Kunst nach 1980
Messegelände Köln-Deutz – Cologne, Germany
04/01/2000 – 04/09/2000
Represented by : Fischerplatz-Galerie – Fischergasse 21 – Ulm, Germany

Palm Springs International Art Fair
Palm Springs CA, United States
03/15/2000 – 03/19/2000
Represented by : Leslie Sacks Fine Art – Brentwood 11640 San Vicente Boulevard – Los Angeles CA, United States

The Art on Paper Fair, n°2
Royal College of Art – London, United Kingdom
02/17/2000 – 02/20/2000
Represented by : The Bolton Street Gallery – 28 Bolton Street – London, United Kingdom

ART2000 – The 12th London Contemporary Art Fair
London, United Kingdom
01/19/2000 – 01/23/2000
Represented by : Adam Gallery – 35 Ponsonby Terrace – London, United Kingdom

1999

Art Cologne, n° 33
Cologne, Germany
11/07/1999 – 11/14/1999
Represented by : Baukunst Galerie – Theodor Heuss Ring 7 – Cologne, Germany

Artpalmbeach – Modern & Contemporary Art Fair
International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches – West Palm Beach FL, United States
03/10/1999 – 03/15/1999
Represented by : Associated American Artists – 20 West 57th Street – New York NY, United States

1990

ARCO – Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo
Madrid, Spain
02/08/1990 – 02/13/1990
Represented by : Heland Wetterling Gallery – Kungsträdgarden 3 – Stockholm, Sweden


Group exhibitions

2004

Systèmes de l’art concret
Château de Mouans Sartoux – Mouans-Sartoux, France
06/27/2004 – 10/10/2004

2003

That 70s Print Show
Susan Sheehan Gallery – New York NY, United States
10/17/2003 – 12/13/2003

2002

Claude Monet … bis zum digitalen Impressionismus
Fondation Beyeler – Riehen BL, Switzerland
03/28/2002 – 08/18/2002

2001

Une rencontre: Sam Francis – Gottfried Honegger
Espace de l’Art Concret – Mouans-Sartoux, France
09/2001

1956

Twelve Americans
MoMA Museum of Modern Art – New York NY, United States
1956

Bibliography (Selected)


On the artist


Dictionaries

1999

Who Was Who in American Art 1564-1975 – 400 years of Artists in America
Publisher: Sound View Press – 859 Boston Post Rd. – Madison CT, United States
Director of publication: Falk Peter – 859 Boston Post Rd. – Madison CT, United States
1999
ISBN : 0932087558

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