Francis Bacon was an iconic British figurative painter whose work was marked by strong emotion and urgency. Born in Dublin in 1909, Bacon is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of the twentieth century. His work often featured distorted human forms, as well as elements of violence and eroticism, and was often described as “uncompromising” in its emotional intensity.
Bacon's creative process was unique, as he often worked on large canvases in a frenzied, spontaneous manner. He would often use photographs and film stills to create the basis of his compositions, which he would then distort and manipulate to create his own unique vision. Bacon's work was highly influential, and its impact on other artists, as well as on the wider art world, was profound.
Bacon's career was marked by a number of major exhibitions and retrospectives, including one at the Tate Gallery in London in 1985. His work continues to be exhibited and celebrated around the world, and it is his distinct vision and bold approach to painting that has made him one of the most influential figures in the history of art.