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Artworks in the catalogue (currently published through 1955), including thumbnail image and date, filterable by paintings and works on paper.
Catalogue Raisonné and Francis Archive numbers. ×
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Public collections listings
Individual public collection entries showing additional works in their collection.  ×
List of exhibitions and catalogues. ×
Individual exhibition entries showing all exhibited artworks, digitized printed materials and archival installation photos, when available. ×
List of all publications including catalogue essays, press, auction catalogues and more. ×
Individual entries for each publication showing illustrated works, links to exhibitions, and digitized printed materials. ×
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Welcome to the Sam Francis: Online Catalogue Raisonné Project.

This installment documents all known works attributed to the artist from 1945 through 1957. Additional years will be added through 1994 on a regular basis. 

This project is a subscription-based educational service.

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Sam Francis in Parisian Café, early 1950s.
Sam Francis in Parisian Café, early 1950s.