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Record Type: Person
Bacon, Francis (English painter, 1909-1992, born in Ireland)

Note: Bacon's abstracted figurations represented extreme psychological states. He began his career as an interior decorator and designer of modernist furniture, a career he abandoned ca. 1931. He first gained acclaim as a painter in 1945, exhibiting "Three Studies for Figures at the Base of the Crucifixion" at the Lefevre Gallery in London. Most well-known is his series of "screaming popes" inspired by Velasquez's portrait of Pope Innocent X.

Names:
Bacon, Francis (preferred,V,index,LC)
Francis Bacon (V,display)

Nationalities:
British (modern) (preferred)
English
Irish

Roles:
artist (preferred)
painter

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Dublin (Dublin, Ireland) (inhabited place)
Died:  Madrid (Madrid province, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
associate of ....  Deakin, John  
......................  (English photographer, 1912-1972) [500129328]
colleague of ....  Kitaj, R. B.  
......................  (American painter and printmaker, 1932-2007) [500007852]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Bacon, Francis (I)

Biographies:
(English painter, 1909-1992, born in Ireland) ..... [VP Preferred]
(British painter, b.1909) ..... [BHA]
(British painter 1909-1992) ..... [GRLPSC]
(British artist, 1909-) ..... [WCP]
(British artist, b.1909) ..... [WCI]
(British artist, 1909-1992) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
(artist, active 20th century) ..... [GRISC]
(artist, 1909-1992) ..... [GRL]
(British artist, 1909-1992) ..... [AVERY]
(English painter, 1909-1992) ..... [Grove Art]
(Unknown artist) ..... [GRISC]

Sources and Contributors:
Bacon, Francis ........ [AVERY Preferred, BHA Preferred, GRISC Preferred, GRL Preferred, GRLPSC Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, VP Preferred, WCI Preferred, WCP Preferred, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
..............................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
..............................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
..............................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
..............................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 79139544
..............................  M. Knoedler & Co. records, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2012-)
..............................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
..............................  Witt Library, Authority files
Francis Bacon ........ [GRISC, VP]
............................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
............................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, Gallery Systems, GRISC, GRL, GRLPSC, Grove Art, VP, WCI, WCP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  Biennale di Venezia: 50th Exhibition (2003) 658
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n79139544
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 3 June 2004
....................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n79139544
....................  M. Knoedler & Co. records, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2012-)
....................  Naylor, Contemporary Artists (1989) 1989
....................  New Columbia Encyclopedia (1975)
....................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
....................  ULAN on the Web
....................  Waters, Dictionary of British Artists 1900-1950 (1975)
....................  Who's Who [Britain] (1849-) 1988
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, VP]
.......... Benezit Dictionary of Artists [online] (2011-)
.......... Kimmelman, Francis Bacon, New York Times [online] (1992) obit.
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