Francis Bacon

Despite his lack of formal art training, the work of Dublin born Francis Bacon has established a stronghold in the Contemporary Art market.  His father, an Englishman and distant descendant of the Elizabethan philosopher Francis Bacon, was a racehorse trainer and his mother an heiress to a Sheffield steel business and coal mine.

In 1929, Bacon moved to a studio in South Kensington and began his career as a furniture designer and interior decorator soon producing some of his earliest paintings.  In 1945 the exhibition of his Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion at the Lefevre Gallery ...

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