ARTISTS / Art after 1945
Sam Francis

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1923Born in San Mateo/California, USA
1941-43studies botany, philosophy and medicine at the University of California, Berkeley
1943-47Soldier in the US Army Air Corps; after severe injury, began painting
1948-50Studies painting and art history at the University of California, Berkeley; influenced by Mark Rothko, Clyfford Still, Mark Tobey et al.
1950-52Paris; close friendship with Jean-Paul Riopelle; stays in the south of France; travels to Italy
1953/54under the impression of Monet's water lily paintings, the light of Southern France and the experience of Byzantine art, stylistic change in the color palette
1956first solo exhibition in the USA
1957New York; lasting memorable trip to Japan
1959Participates in documenta II in Kassel; rents a studio in New York
1960Returns to Paris; commutes back and forth between the cities of Paris, Bern and Tokyo; blue becomes his preferred color
1961falls ill again with tuberculosis
1962Santa Monica, California, becomes main residence and studio location; studios in Paris, Bern, Tokyo and New York
1963Begins extensive lithographic work
1964Participates in documenta III in Kassel
1973/74lives and paints mainly in Tokyo, Japan
1994died in Santa Monica
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