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Author Selz, Gabrielle, author

Title Light on fire : the art and life of Sam Francis / Gabrielle Selz
Published Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2021]


Description 1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Contents Introduction -- Part I (1923-50) : color is light on fire -- Part II (1950-55) : Paris was the psychic mother of me -- Part III (1956-62) : go as far as you can as fast as you can -- Part IV (1962-85) : I am your change-bearer, I am your instrument of expansion -- Part V (1986-94) : I am steering by the torch of chaos and doubt -- Epilogue
Summary "A groundbreaking biography of Sam Francis, one of the celebrated artists of the twentieth century, and the American painter who brought the vocabulary of abstract expressionism to Paris. Drawing on exclusive interviews and private correspondence, Gabrielle Selz traces the complex life of this magnetic, globe-trotting artist who first learned to paint as a former air-corps pilot encased in a full-body cast for three years. Selz writes an intimate portrait of a mesmerizing character, a man who sought to resolve in art the contradictions he couldn't resolve in life"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Francis, Sam, 1923-1994.
Francis, Sam, 1923-1994
Painters -- United States -- Biography
Painting, American -- 20th century.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Artists, Architects, Photographers.
Painting, American
United States
Genre/Form collective biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780520973923