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Mike Francis

A Bit Part, 2002

Acrylic on artist's board
41 x 31 cm
Inscribed; Signed and inscribed verso

Belle Veronique, 2006

Acrylic on canvas
40 x 50 cm
Signed

Cool Shades, 2002

Watercolour
32 x 39 cm

High Jinks, 2002

Acrylic on artist's board 
40.5 x 30.5 cm
Inscribed; Signed and inscribed verso

I Will Let You Down, 2002

Acrylic on artist's board
32 x 45 cm
Inscribed; Signed and inscribed verso

Look for a Stranger, 2002

Acrylic on artist's board
41 x 31 cm
Inscribed; Signed and inscribed verso

Most Lies He Tells Arn't True, 2002

Acrylic on artist's board
35.5 x 46 cm
Signed

Shady Past, 2002

Acrylic on artist's board
41 x 31 cm
Inscribed; Signed and inscribed verso

Stranded, 2002

Acrylic on artist's board
40.5 x 30.5 cm
Inscribed; Signed and inscribed verso

The Dealer, 2002

Acrylic on artist's board
40.5 x 30.5 cm
Signed and inscribed

Topped and Tailed, c.1978

Oil, acrylic and projections on board
125 x 94 cm
Signed

MIKE FRANCIS  British, born 1938

Whilst training to become an illustrator he studied at St Martins and Central School of Art, London. During that time he pursued his own artistic career, winning several prizes in prominent competitions. In 1960 he joined the Furneaux Gallery, London, where he had his first one-man show.

1972 brought Francis success when he won the National Gallery’s 150th-anniversary poster award - the only contemporary artist’s work to appear on a National Gallery poster.

From 1974 his work was shown at various exhibitions and art fairs in Paris, Basle, Cologne, Stockholm, Munich, Washington DC, New York and London.
Described as a realist, Francis’ work, although technically real, also conveys his dry sense of humour, adding a new dimension to familiar images, dreams and fantasies.

Private and public collections include:
Ace Publicity Shell
Bob Monkhouse
Chris Wright, UK
Jamaican Embassy
Pears collection
Prince Murat, Paris, FRance
Robbie Williams, UK
Urs Schwarzenbach