First Subject , 1983
113.0 x 90.8 cm (44 1/2 x 35 3/4 in.)
Sam Francis (1923-1994) was an integral member of the Abstract Expressionist movement, known for his vivid colors and splattered paint effects. Along with his counterpart in New York, Robert Motherwell, Francis embraced the medium of printmaking early on, becoming one of the most dedicated and prolific printmakers. At one time, he even opened his own print shop.