About the artist:
Among the American abstract painters of the post-war period, Sam Francis is undoubtedly the one who has maintained the most privileged relations with France where he lived for ten years. He arrived in Paris in 1950. He attended for several months the Fernand Léger Academy in the company of other young American painters. Sam Francis will befriend the Canadian painter Riopelle, who introduces Nina Dausset to organize his first solo exhibition. Georges Duthuit writes the preface to the catalog of the exhibition at Galerie Rive Droite.
Other encounters punctuate his first Parisian years: Shirley Jaff, Pierre Schneider, Bram Van Velde, Michel Tapie, who invites him to participate in group exhibitions like Un art autre. Alberto Giacometti and Henri Matisse become his first collectors.
About the poster:
This exhibition is dedicated to recent works by Sam Francis: paintings, gouaches, and acrylics on paper.
The poster is in overall good condition. Small tears on the left en right side margins.