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Sam Francis

Sam Francis
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♂  American, 1923–1994

Sam Francis has been in 28 exhibitions at MoMA, between 1955 and 1989.

28 exhibitions

EXHIBITIONS BY YEAR
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Photo of the exhibition Recent Acquisitions

30 November 1955 to 22 February 1956

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Fernand Léger and Max Beckmann, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Twelve Americans

30 May to 8 September 1956

Dorothy C. Miller, Larry Rivers, Sam Francis and Philip Guston, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition The New American Painting as Shown in Eight European Countries 1958–1959

28 May to 8 September 1959

Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock, Dorothy C. Miller and Willem de Kooning, among others, were involved.

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Modern Paintings

18 August 1961 to 20 April 1962

Robert Motherwell, Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Mark Rothko and Sam Francis, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Recent Acquisitions

20 November 1962 to 13 January 1963

Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Georges Braque and Paul Cézanne, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Painting and Sculpture from the Museum Collection

Started 27 May 1964

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition American Painters as New Lithographers

27 May to 29 July 1964

William S. Lieberman, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg and Robert Motherwell, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Contemporary Painters and Sculptors as Printmakers

15 September to 24 October 1964

Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, William S. Lieberman and Jasper Johns, among others, were involved.

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Americans Today: 25 Painters as Printmakers

1–9 November 1966

William S. Lieberman, Jasper Johns, Robert Motherwell and Jim Dine, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Tamarind: Homage to Lithography

29 April to 1 September 1969

William S. Lieberman, David Hockney, Josef Albers and William Gropper, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Recent Acquisitions: Painting and Sculpture

5 September to 11 November 1969

Ellsworth Kelly, Sam Francis, Cy Twombly and Donald Judd, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Technics and Creativity: Selections from Gemini G.E.L.

5 May to 6 July 1971

Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Man Ray and Claes Oldenburg, among others, were involved.

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American Prints from the International Program

3–8 November 1971

Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Ben Shahn and Alexander Calder, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Drawn in America

1 March to 29 May 1972

Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Charles Sheeler and Man Ray, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition California Prints

1 March to 29 May 1972

Sam Francis, Bruce Nauman, Edward Ruscha and Howardena Pindell, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Permanent Collection

Started 29 March 1972

Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Paul Klee and Fernand Léger, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Works on Paper

7 March to 4 June 1973

Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Paul Klee and Georges Braque, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition American Prints: 1913–1963

3 December 1974 to 3 March 1975

Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Ben Shahn and Charles Sheeler, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Reinstallation of the Painting and Sculpture Collection

3 September to 9 November 1976

Sam Francis was involved.

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Art for Corporations

17 April to 4 July 1978

Henri Matisse, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg and Robert Motherwell, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition A Century of Modern Drawing, 1881–1981

1–16 March 1982

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition For 25 Years: Prints from ULAE

17 June to 14 October 1982

Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Robert Motherwell and Claes Oldenburg, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Selections from the Permanent Collection: Prints and Illustrated Books

Started 17 May 1984

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Selections from the Permanent Collection: Painting and Sculpture

Started 17 May 1984

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.

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Photo of the exhibition Tatyana Grosman Gallery Inaugural Installation

12 September 1985 to 4 February 1986

Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Robert Motherwell and Jim Dine, among others, were involved.

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American Prints, 1960–1985

22 May to 26 July 1987

Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Robert Motherwell and Claes Oldenburg, among others, were involved.

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Abstractions

17 November 1988 to 26 March 1989

Paul Klee, Fernand Léger, Jasper Johns and Jean (Hans) Arp, among others, were involved.

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Master Prints from the Collection

6 April to 8 August 1989

Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Paul Klee, among others, were involved.