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Francis Bacon
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Born in Dublin, Dublin
Born on 28th of October 1909
Died on 28th of April 1992

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1909 - 1992 Madrid. British artist



Settled permanently in England in 1928. Began painting with no formal training. Made first impact in 1945 with Three Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion. Pictures frequently evoke feeling of terror angst. Widely regarded as Britain’s most important postwar artist.

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A man of great common sense and good taste - meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage - George Bernard Shaw
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