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Francis Bacon

 (1909 - 1992)
Francis Bacon was active/lived in England, Ireland, Spain.  Francis Bacon is known for surreal, cubist portrait, still life and figure painting, furniture design.

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Biography   Francis Bacon


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Francis Bacon was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1909 of English parents. His father was a major in the British army and his mother was a member of the family who owned one of the largest Georgian houses in the center of Dublin. Francis was shunted between relatives during outbreaks of the Irish Civil War; he was an asthmatic who turned purple the first time he rode with the hunt. His disruptive upbringing consisted of private tutorials with a priest and a year of boarding school. He was encouraged by his mother to dress up in her clothes. His adolescence was very turbulent because of his homosexuality and his ambiguous relationship to his tyrannical racehorse-trainer father. Bacon was sent packing by his family at sixteen, for having had sex w   ...  Displaying 750 of 12367 characters.

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Three Studies of Lucian Freud (3)
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TRIPTYCH, 1976
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THREE STUDIES FOR A PORTRAIT OF JOHN EDWARDS (Estimate upon Request)
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