About the artist
Francis Bacon (28 October 1909 – 28 April 1992) was an Irish-born British figurative painter well known for his emotionally charged raw imagery. He was a figurative painter of the 20th century whose powerful, emotionally charged images are among the most iconic of the modern era. Bacon's work was heavily influenced by Surrealism, and he was also inspired by the works of Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. He was a controversial figure in his lifetime, and his personal life was often turbulent. He was also known for his reclusive lifestyle and his relationships with younger men.
Also associated with: Pop Art, Expressionism, Triptychs, George Dyer, Lucian Freud, John Edwards.