Sam Francis art links 



More options


Sam Francis

[American Abstract Expressionist Painter, 1923-1994]

• Relationships: Studied under Fernand Leger.
• Browse all:  American artists

Link to this page
Report a broken link


    Sam Francis Works Online    
Categorized & Annotated
Commercial Galleries:  Galleries: We invite you to register and list your site (no charge for this service)
Original works by Sam Francis available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteDallas 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)

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!
Many works online

Notable SiteGuggenheim Museum, New York City
Click "View all" to see a total of 5 works online

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
Includes biographical information about the artist

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Works from the Kenneth Tyler Collection of international prints

Notable SiteNorton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California

Notable SitePeggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice   NEW!

Notable SiteSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Notable SiteSam Francis at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

Notable SiteTate Gallery, London, UK

Notable SiteThe Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.
Blue, 1958

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
(Undocumented Feature: In many cases the raw JPG image is much larger than displayed on the screen)

Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences, Charleston, West Virginia

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Crocker Art Museum, California
LA, 1976

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
Untitled, 1965
(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
Abstraction, 1954

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
Untitled, 1966

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
Untitled, 1986

Palm Springs Desert Museum, California
Untitled, 1979

Philadelphia Museum of Art   NEW!

San Diego Museum of Art, California   NEW!

Seattle Art Museum
Night and Day

Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska
Untitled (abstraction)

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

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Art Signature Dictionary   NEW!

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)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

Additional Image Search Tools:
(SafeSearch set to "strict"; go to Advanced Search (Flickr/Google) or Preferences (Bing) to change)

           Flickr: "Sam Francis"   
Google Images: "Sam Francis"   
Bing Images: "Sam Francis"   
Miscellaneous Sites:
Repository of Abstract Art

UBS Financial Services Art Collection

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Sam Francis  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

Books and Posters
Search Amazon for books related to Sam Francis


Search Artcyclopedia:
Or, browse artists.. by Movement by Medium
by Subjectby Nationality
by Namelist all Women Artists

We cannot be responsible for the content of external web sites.

All images and text on this Sam Francis page are copyright 1999-2015 by John Malyon/Specifica, Inc., unless otherwise noted. Note that the listings on this site are a unique compilation of information and are protected by copyright worldwide.


This artist:
Art Museums
Art Market
Image Archives
Misc Sites
Top 30 Artists
Art News
Art Museums Worldwide
About Us