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Banner Photo Credits: (1) Francis working in Santa Monica studio, c. 1979–80. Photo by Meibao D. Nee. (2) Sam Francis aphorism. (3) Sam Francis, Sketch for Chase Manhattan Bank Mural, 1956–57/59, gouache on paper, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Photo courtesy The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Brian Forrest, Santa Monica. (4) Sam Francis exhibition, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California, 2014. Photo courtesy Crocker Art Museum, photo by Jesse Bravo. (5) Francis' West Channel Road studio, Santa Monica studio, February 2, 1978. Film still by Mark Whitney. (6) Sam Francis exhibition, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California, 2014. Photo courtesy Crocker Art Museum, photo by Jesse Bravo. (7) Sam Francis in Tokyo studio, c. 1970. Photographer unknown. (8) Francis installing exhibition at Martha Jackson Gallery, New York. Photo courtesy Martha Jackson Gallery Archives, University at Buffalo Anderson Gallery, State University of New York at Buffalo.