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Sam Francis

AKA Samuel Lewis Francis

Born: 25-Jun-1923
Birthplace: San Mateo, CA
Died: 4-Nov-1994
Location of death: Santa Monica, CA
Cause of death: Cancer - Prostate

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Painter

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Abstract expressionist

Military service: US Army Air Corps (1943-45)

Father: Samuel Francis
Mother: Katherine
Brother: George (b. 1926)
Wife: Vera Miller (m. 1947, div. 1950)
Wife: Muriel Goodwin (m. 1950, div. 1959)
Wife: Teruko Yokoi (m. 1959, div. 1963)
Daughter: Kayo (b. 1959)
Wife: Mako Idemitsu (artist, m. 1964, div. 1980, two sons)
Son: Osamu (b. 1966)
Son: Shingo (b. 1968)
Wife: Margaret Smith (m. 1986, until his death, one son)
Son: Augustus (b. 1986)

    University: University of California at Berkeley (attended 1941-43)
    University: BA, University of California at Berkeley (1948-49)
    University: MA, University of California at Berkeley (1950)
    University: Académie Fernand Léger

    Commandeur de l'ordre des arts et les lettres 1983
    Risk Factors: Tuberculosis, Prostate Cancer

Official Website:

Selected paintings:
Opposites (1950)
Deep Blue (1952)
Big Red (1953)

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