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FRANCIS, Sam (1923 - 1994), Painter, watercolourist, lithographer, sculptor

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
FRANCIS, Sam (1923 - 1994), Painter, watercolourist, lithographer, sculptor

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 25 June 1923, in San Mateo (California); died 4 November 1994, in Santa Monica (California).

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, lithographer, sculptor.

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Sam Francis studied medicine and psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. Called up during the war, he served in the USA Army Air Corps from 1943 to 1945. In 1943, his plane crashed during manoeuvres

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