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 Henry Bacon  (1839 - 1912)

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Lived/Active: Massachusetts / France      Known for: genre, figure, portrait and landscape painting, illustration

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BIOGRAPHY for Henry Bacon
1839 (Haverhill, Massachusetts)
1912 (Cairo, Egypt)

Massachusetts / France

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genre, figure, portrait and landscape painting, illustration

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Known for both his accurately painted genre scenes and his watercolor renderings of views of Normandy and Egypt, Henry Bacon was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts in 1839.  He served in the Union Army during the Civil War, was badly wounded, and discharged so that he and his wife were able to travel to Paris in 1864.  That October the two stayed in Brittany.  Robert Wylie spotted the couple two years later in a restaurant and described Bacon as "a handsome fel (showing 500 of 9431 characters).

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