Sam Francis Abstract Lithograph, 1976
Sam Lewis Francis (American, 1923 – 1994)
Untitled (abstract composition), 1976
Lithograph on paper
Signed to lower right margin
Numbered 28 of 30
Published by Litho Shop
Printed by George Page
Sam Francis was a second-generation Abstract Expressionist particularly influenced by Mark Rothko and Clyfford Still. However, he didn’t pursue art until recovering from an air crash that led to spinal tuberculosis. He obtained his B.A. and M.A. from the U.C. Berkeley, and became known for his paintings and prints that exhibit dripped pools and splotches of diluted pigments. He was included in Clement Greenberg’s 1964 exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art titled Post-Painterly Abstraction. Other institutions that have exhibited and collected his work include the Museum of Modern Art, the Tate Gallery, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Art Institute of Chicago, among others.
- Item not examined outside of mounting
- minor wear to frame.
- sheet measures 27″ × 35.5″.