Francis Bacon was born in Dublin in 1909 and went on to gain great prominence as a leading personality of figurative paintings in the 1900s. His style was often considered to be confrontational and unrestrained. Bacon is best known for his work depicting religious iconography and portraits of friends that were deemed emotionally charged.
Like his paintings, his personal life was often erratic, fueled by alcohol and violence. Bacon died of a heart attack in 1992 at the age of 82. The studio where he worked was as chaotic as you’d expect, and it’s been preserved for visitors to come and see.
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