Untitled. Original etching and aquatint, unknown year. Edition of 36 signed and numbered impressions on Arches paper.
Samuel Lewis Francis was an American artist, well-known for his abstract paintings. His first inspiration and influence was abstract expressionist’s artworks, such as those from Mark Rothko, Arshile Gorky, Clyfford Still and especially artwork of Jackson Pollock. When he moved to Europe, Francis’ artistic development was affected by French modern art, primarily Tachisme, Asian culture and Zen Buddhism in particular. Nonetheless he was extremely active as a printmaker, creating numerous etchings, lithographs and monotypes. This is a black and white abstract graphic where we can see shapes created by dripping technique, characteristic for American Abstract expressionists.