Sam Francis: 1953 – 1959Exhibition

Sam Francis: 1953 – 1959

In 1950, Sam Francis moved to Paris and produced a body of work remarkable for its vitality. He created works with bold colors that fit nicely into Post-World War II Abstract American Art. Had Francis been in the States at that time, he would have surely been considered an important part of the AbEx movement. Meanwhile, in Paris he learned from many of the paintings of master French artists, such as Claude Monet and Pierre Bonnard, whose works inspired his eye for color.

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