Debra Burchett-Lere is Director and Curator of the Sam Francis Foundation. William Agee, Evelyn Kranes Kossak Professor of Art History at Hunter College, City University of New York, is coauthor of Coming of Age: American Art, 1850s to 1950s, author of Sam Francis: Paintings 1947-1990, and contributor to many books, including Patrick Henry Bruce, American Modernist: A Catalogue Raisonné.
“Writing and scholarship has rarely measured up to [Sam Francis’s] stature. That begins to change with the recent University of California Press publication.” - Artnet Magazine
“The editor's fact- and anecdote-packed biographical chronology of Francis complements a mellifluous and insightful essay by art historian William C. Agee” - Art Ltd
“I have been looking through the recently issued "Sam Francis" and finding myself wowed by the inventiveness, nimble brushwork, and sumptuous color of Francis' works.” - Huffington Post
“Amazing revelations.” - John Seed, Huffington Post
“Now the standard reference source on Francis.” - Arlis/Na Reviews
“Bringing together a “coffee table” book with the functionality of a digital archive has created a remarkable hybrid catalogue.” - Artdaily