Francis Bacon

Born in Dublin, 1909

Francis Bacon, portrait.
Francis Bacon, portrait.

Francis Bacon (28 October 1909 – 28 April 1992) was an Irish-born British figurative painter known for his raw, unsettling imagery. Focusing on the human form, his subjects included crucifixions, portraits of popes, self-portraits, and portraits of close friends, with abstracted figures sometimes isolated in geometrical structures. Rejecting various classifications of his work, Bacon said he strove to render “the brutality of fact.” He built up a reputation as one of the giants of contemporary art with his unique style

Francis Bacon: Man and Beast
Francis Bacon's solo exhibition at The Royal Academy.
29 Jan 2022 - 17 Apr 2022
Royal Academy of Arts
Francis Bacon: Italian Drawings
The collection of Italian drawings of the last decade of his life, taken from 1980 to 1992 donated by...
16 Jul 2014 - 07 Sep 2014
Paço das Artes
São Paulo
Francis Bacon: Invisible Rooms
The largest Francis Bacon exhibition ever staged in the north of England. Displaying more than 30 paintings,...
18 May 2016 - 18 Sep 2016
Tate Liverpool
Francis Bacon: Monaco and French Culture
The Grimaldi Forum presents the work of Francis Bacon (born in Dublin in 1909, died in Madrid in 1992,...
02 Jul 2016 - 04 Sep 2016
Grimaldi Forum
Francis Bacon: From Picasso to Velázquez
The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao presents “Francis Bacon: From Picasso to Velázquez“, an exhibition...
30 Sep 2016 - 08 Jan 2017
Guggenheim Bilbao
The End Of The World
On the occasion of its reopening, the Luigi Pecci Centre for Contemporary Art presents the exhibition...
16 Oct 2016 - 19 Mar 2017
Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci
Collection Museo Tamayo
The international modern and contemporary art collection of Museo Tamayo was initiated by Rufino Tamayo...
30 Jul 2016 - 31 Jan 2017
Museo Tamayo
Mexico City
Bacon – Giacometti
Alberto Giacometti (1901–1966) and Francis Bacon (1909–1992) were friends and rivals: but even if...
29 Apr 2018 - 02 Sep 2018
Fondation Beyeler
Acervo em Transformação: TATE no MASP (Picture gallery in transformation: Tate at MASP)
This is a long-term exhibition featuring a selection of works from the MASP collection. The exhibition...
17 May 2018 - 16 Feb 2019
Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand – MASP
São Paulo
Bacon, Freud and the School of London
The exhibition at Chiostro del Bramante brings together major artworks from 1945 to 2004 by the two...
26 Sep 2019 - 23 Feb 2020
Chiostro del Bramante
Francis Bacon: Books and Paintings
Following up on the last major French exhibition of the artist’s work, held in 1996, the Centre Pompidou...
11 Sep 2019 - 20 Jan 2020
Centre Pompidou
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