Augustus Francis was born in 1986 in Los Angeles, California, 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 Lancashire in the middle of the countryside. In 2009, he earned his BA in fine arts in Leeds, Yorkshire. His first experiments with sculpture were stones he found on lakeshores in the Lake District and painted in the spirit of his signature paint application. The stones became natural objects that reflected their surroundings while expressing a powerful and magical effect. After spending time in Venice, he now works alternately in northern England and Los Angeles.