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Untitled (SFE-023)

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Sam Francis

Sam Francis

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American (1923–1994)

  • Date: 1985
  • Aquatint on Johannot, signed and numbered in pencil
  • Edition of 4/40
  • Image Size: 7.5 x 4.375 inches
  • Size: 11.5 x 7.75 in. (29.21 x 19.69 cm)
  • Frame Size: 19.5 x 15.75 inches
  • Printer: Jacob Samuel at The Litho Shop, Inc., Santa Monica, California
  • Publisher: The Litho Shop, Inc., Santa Monica, California
  • Reference: Lembark I-57

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Abstract Expressionist Aquatint by American artist Sam Francis.

 Signed and numbered in pencil.

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About The Artist: Sam Francis

Sam Francis, noted for his lyrical, colorful abstract works, was one of the first American artists to experiment with "empty-center" painting. Born in 1923 in San Mateo, California, Francis attended the University of California in Berkeley from 1941 to 1943, when he joined the Air Force. In 1945, hospitalized in San Francisco after an injury, he began painting under the influence of David Park. He had already developed an abstract style before...

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About The Medium: Aquatint

An etching process in which tone is created by treating a plate with fine particles of acid resistant material (like powder resin) and then placing the plate in an acid bath. The acid bites into the plate between the grains of resin and when printed, the mass of tiny spots produces a textured area with tonal effects similar to watercolor wash.

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Untitled (SFE-023)

Sam Francis

1985

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Untitled (SFE-023)

Sam Francis

1985

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