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Bacon, Francis

Signed limited edition prints, artists proofs and rare prints by Francis Bacon, including Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion, and Study for a Self Portrait -Triptych, 1985-86.

Francis Bacon (1909 – 1992) was a British figurative painter who rose to prominence towards the end of the 1930’s, and was later known to many as ‘Britain’s greatest living painter’. His work generally consists of abstract yet emotionally raw imagery, usually including desolate, isolated figures. His reputation as a ‘uniquely bleak chronicler of the human condition’ endures.

His life’s work can be roughly divided into his characteristic obsession with motif. Often, the artist would exhaust one subject before being able to move on to the next. Beginning with estranged heads in the 1940’s, he moved onto screaming religious figures, variations of the crucifixion and began heavily experimenting with the triptych format. In the 1960’s his work softened somewhat with his oft compassionate portraits of friends. His work took on a more introspective tone after the suicide of a lover in 1971.

Signed limited edition prints, artists proofs and rare prints by Francis Bacon, including Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion, and Study for a Self Portrait -Triptych, 1985-86.

Francis Bacon (1909 – 1992) was a British figurative painter who rose to prominence towards the end of the 1930’s, and was later known to many as ‘Britain’s greatest living painter’. His work generally consists of abstract yet emotionally raw imagery, usually including desolate, isolated figures. His reputation as a ‘uniquely bleak chronicler of the human condition’ endures.

His life’s work can be roughly divided into his characteristic obsession with motif. Often, the artist would exhaust one subject before being able to move on to the next. Beginning with estranged heads in the 1940’s, he moved onto screaming religious figures, variations of the crucifixion and began heavily experimenting with the triptych format. In the 1960’s his work softened somewhat with his oft compassionate portraits of friends. His work took on a more introspective tone after the suicide of a lover in 1971.