Artist and Studio

Francis Bacon: Polaroid self-portrait taken in a mirror (1970s).

Francis Bacon: Polaroid self-portrait taken in a mirror (1970s).

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Francis Bacon by Bruce Bernard, 1984

Francis Bacon by Bruce Bernard, 1984

Francis Bacon by Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1971 © Henri Cartier-Bresson – Magnum Photos

Francis Bacon by Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1971 © Henri Cartier-Bresson – Magnum Photos

Francis Bacon purportedly met George Dyer in 1964 when he caught his soon-to-be muse breaking into his home. Bacon’s twisted portraits of Dyer — many of them large, abstract, multi-paneled paintings — are considered by critics to be the artist’s most inspired works. The alcoholic, chain-smoking Dyer, who had no profession other than hanger-on, eventually wore out his welcome with Bacon’s friends and finally Bacon himself — but he died with a vengeance, committing suicide on the eve of the artist’s Paris retrospective in 1971.  Wiki

Francis Bacon in the Claude Bernard by John Minihan

Francis Bacon in the Claude Bernard by John Minihan

Francis Bacon in his studio in 1959.  Photo by Cecil Beaton

Francis Bacon in his studio in 1959.  Photo by Cecil Beaton

Hanjo Schmidt, Francis

Hanjo Schmidt, Francis

Francis Bacon,  Portrait of Lucian Freud, 1951

Francis BaconPortrait of Lucian Freud, 1951

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David Bailey, Francis Bacon, London Studio, 1983.
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David Bailey, Francis Bacon, London Studio, 1983.

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Francis Bacon by Irving Penn

Francis Bacon by Irving Penn

Francis Bacon, interview by Melvyn Bragg at his South Kensington studio for London Weekend Television, The South Bank Show, 1985.

Francis Bacon, Self-Portrait

Francis Bacon, Self-Portrait