Francis Bacon

Today is the birthday of my all-time favourite artist (well along with Lucien Freud) Francis Bacon.

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His life was as colourful as his art, an Irish-born figurative painter he’s best known for his bold, often grotesque, but always emotionally charged paintings.   I’ve been lucky enough to see several exhibitions of his work including the major exhibition at the Tate several year ago but if you can’t get to a gallery to see his work its worth checking out his website –

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