Augustus Francis was born in 1986 in Los Angeles, California as the son of the famous artist Sam Francis and the English artist Margaret Francis. After the death of his father, he moved with his mother to the countryside of Lancashire. In 2009 he earned his BA in Fine Arts in Leeds, Yorkshire. His first experiments with sculptures were stones that he had found on the shores in the Lake District and painted them with his typical application of paint. The stones became natural objects that reflect the surroundings and at the same time express a powerful and magical effect. After spending some time in Venice, he now works alternately in northern England and Los Angeles.