Sam Francis Works Online
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Original works by Sam Francis available for purchase at art galleries worldwidePaintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Art Institute of Chicago NEW!Art Market:
Art Institute of Chicago NEW!
Dallas Museum of Art, Texas NEW!
(There is a "Download" link for zooming in on some works, but confusingly this may take a while to become active)
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco NEW!
Many works online
Guggenheim Museum, New York City
Click "View all" to see a total of 5 works online
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City NEW!
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston NEW!
Museum of Modern Art, New York City
Includes biographical information about the artist
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Works from the Kenneth Tyler Collection of international prints
Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California
Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice NEW!
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Sam Francis at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.
Tate Gallery, London, UK
The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts
Akron Art Museum, Ohio NEW!
(Click on the "View objects by this artist" link)
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College, Collegeville, Pennsylvania
Untitled, screenprint, 1986 (part of a brief slideshow)
Brooklyn Museum, New York City
Brooklyn Museum/Luce Center for American Art, New York City
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Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences, Charleston, West Virginia
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio
Crocker Art Museum, California
Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma
Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C. NEW!
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana
Kresge Art Museum at Michigan State University
Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland
Alphabetically under "F"
Los Angeles County Museum of Art NEW!
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark
(click on the thumbnail to see a larger image)
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Wisconsin
Maier Museum of Art at Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Virginia
(Note: Click the title to view the artwork details, not the thumbnail image.)
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, Québec
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rennes, France (in French)
(If the image is not clickable, click "Agrandir l'image" to enlarge the image)
Museum Jan van der Togt, Amstelveen, Netherlands
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz, Poland
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. NEW!
Works from the Gemini G.E.L. prints online catalogue raisonné
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
Colors Over, 1957
Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma
Palm Springs Desert Museum, California
Philadelphia Museum of Art NEW!
San Diego Museum of Art, California NEW!
Seattle Art Museum
Night and Day
Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska
State Museums of Florence Digital Archive, Italy
The Albertina, Vienna
Dream It Is, 1962-63
The Huntington Library, California
University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City
Walker Art Center, Minnesota
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Art Signature Dictionary NEW!Pictures from Image Archives:
Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)
Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)
World Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)Miscellaneous Sites:
Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)
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Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)
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Repository of Abstract ArtArticles and Reference Sites:
UBS Financial Services Art Collection
Encyclopedia Britannica complete article on Sam Francis
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Union List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.
Wikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia