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Untitled (Seafirst)
Sam Francis

acrylic paint canvas

Currently on view at Mint Museum--UPTOWN

Generously Donated by Bank of America Corporation

Sam Francis is regarded as one of the leading American Abstract Expressionist painters of the twentieth century. His early work was heavily influenced by the dynamic energy and radical innovations of New York-based Abstract Expressionists such as Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Helen Frankenthaler, and Mark Rothko. Throughout his prolific career, Francis traveled the globe, exhibiting extensively and establishing studios in the United States, Europe, and Asia. His bold canvases and works on paper became increasingly infused with references to Zen calligraphy and the richly saturated atmospheres of European Impressionism, all of which burst forth from stark fields of white. His mural-size canvases were commissioned by museums and corporations throughout the latter part of his career. This painting is a remarkable example from one of Sam Francis’ most important bodies of work. It has remained on view in the Robert Haywood Morrison Atrium since the fall of 2010 when it was installed to celebrate the opening of Mint Museum Uptown.

Accession Number: 2013.6


height: 224 inches
width: 445.25 inches

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