FRANCIS HENRY BACON, 1856-1940, Artist, decorator, archaeologist.
Bacon did very few paintings. His major work was in pen and ink and his writings are profusely illustrated. As a designer he introduced classic elements in his furniture, which was, for the most part, Colonial Revival.
Born in Chicago, first of seven children. Both parents were from the Boston area, descended from early settlers. Father was a Civil Engineer who worked in Indiana, Michigan, Maine and North Carolina.
Married Alice Calvert, 1885, niece of the American Consul at Canakkale, Turkey. Son: Frederick Calvert, 1886-1947. Member Assos (Turkey) excavation team sponsored by Archeological Institute of America, 1881-3. Died and is bur
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