Francis Bacon. Bacon's unique interpretations and the intensely personal nature of his work make it difficult to visually trace his influence in contemporary art. The Legacy of Francis Bacon. After traveling to Germany and France as a young man, he settled in London and began a … Synopsis. Growing up, Bacon had a difficult and ambivalent relationship with his parents – especially his father, who struggled with his son’s emerging homosexuality. MB Art Foundation. As the definitive inventory of his paintings is published, Stephen Smith meets the art history detective who catalogued his life We are a non-profit institution dedicating its scholarly activities and research to the study of Francis Bacon. Part of the Artist's Studio Museum Network, run by Watts Gallery - Artists' Village. Francis Bacon (Dublín, Irlanda, 28 de octubre de 1909-Madrid, España, 28 de abril de 1992) fue un pintor británico, nacido en Irlanda, de estilo figurativo idiosincrásico, caracterizado por el empleo de la deformación pictórica y gran ambigüedad en el plano intencional. It could be a bull backing in to a burning, black void or one escaping it, moving hopefully into the heavenly light. The Artist, Painter & History. Francis Bacon was a great artist, but a very bad record keeper. Francis Bacon (1909–92) was a maverick who rejected the preferred artistic style of abstraction of the era, in favour of a distinctive and disturbing realism. Francis Bacon was born to English parents living in Dublin, Ireland, on October 28, 1909. Francis Bacon's studio was transferred to Dublin City Gallery - The Hugh Lane after his death in 1992. Nevertheless, his paintings have inspired some of the most standout artists of this generation, including Julian Schnabel and Damien Hirst. Today visitors can recapture the messy, creative environment in which the great painter worked.