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Sam Francis papers, 1916-2010 (bulk 1950-1994)

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Francis (Sam) Papers

Title: Sam Francis papers
Dates: 1916-2010 (bulk 1950-1994)
Number: 2004.M.8
Creator/Collector: Francis, Sam
Extent: 238.73 Linear Feet (298 boxes, 58 flatfile folders, 3 rolls, 25 videocassettes, 9 DVDs, 15 films, 4 audio reels)
Abstract: California born artist Sam Francis was a second generation Abstract Expressionist painter who incorporated influences of Jungian psychology, Buddhism, and Japanese aesthetics into the urban and angst-ridden painting style of the New York School. After living abroad in Paris and Japan, he settled in Los Angeles, where he founded a fine art print press, the Litho Shop, a book press, Lapis Press, and painted prolifically until his death in 1994. The papers document his exhibitions, business ventures, friendships, five marriages, and childhood.
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Language: Collection material is in English
Repository: The Getty Research Institute
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1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles 90049-1688
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URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10020/askref
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Author: Annette Leddy


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