January 17 – February 21, 2022
Sam Francis: Poems dans le Ciel (Poems in the Sky)
Sims Reed Gallery
43A Duke Street, St. James’s, London SW1Y 6DD
We are excited to exhibit Sam Francis: Poems dans le Ciel (Poems in the Sky) a portfolio of six prints from 1986.
Sam Francis (1923 – 1994) was an American painter and printmaker whose interest in the work of abstract expressionists such as Mark Rothko, Arshile Gorky and Clyfford Still fuelled his artistic vision. His loose style however, was most influenced by the work of Jackson Pollock and he later became loosely associated with the second generation of abstract expressionists, including Joan Mitchell and Helen Frankenthaler, who were increasingly interested in the expressive use of colour.
He was hailed as one of the most dedicated and prolific printmakers of his time working in lithography, etching and screenprint, which allowed him to experiment as freely as his interests dictated whilst also supporting projects of other printmakers, enabling them to share in his experience and technical expertise.