Francis Bacon (October 28, 1909 – April 28, 1992) was an Anglo – Irish figurative painter. He is internationally acknowledged today to be one of the most powerful painters of the twentieth century.
Francis Bacon’ s vision of the world was unflinching and entirely individual, encompassing images of sensuality and brutally, both immediate and timeless. He is known for his bold, austere, graphic and emotionally raw imagery. His figures typically appear isolated in glass or steel geometrical cages set against flat, nondescript backgrounds.
Francis Bacon’s work has been exhibited all over the world, including the Guggenheim in New York, Grand Palais in Paris, Metropolitan Museum in New York and the Tate Britain in London.
Francis Bacon is also the author of numerous lithographs and engravings. Most of his prints are included in the Catalogue Raisonné ‘Francis Bacon Estampes, Collection Alexandre Tacou’.