Francis Bacon

1909 - 1992

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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.Bacon said that he saw images "in series", and his work, which numbers c. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Francis Bacon has received more than 6,334,391 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Francis Bacon is the 108th most popular painter (down from 93rd in 2019), the 11th most popular biography from Ireland (down from 10th in 2019) and the most popular Irish Painter.

Francis Bacon is most famous for his essays, which were a major contribution to the scientific revolution.

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Among painters, Francis Bacon ranks 108 out of 1,428Before him are Gustave Moreau, Simone Martini, Guido Reni, Franz Marc, Apelles, and Ivan Aivazovsky. After him are Francisco de Zurbarán, Pieter Brueghel the Younger, Giorgio de Chirico, Annibale Carracci, Rogier van der Weyden, and Andrea del Sarto.

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Among people born in 1909, Francis Bacon ranks 5Before him are Eugène Ionesco, Juliana of the Netherlands, Simone Weil, and Peter Drucker. After him are Andrei Gromyko, Stepan Bandera, Rita Levi-Montalcini, Kwame Nkrumah, U Thant, Osamu Dazai, and Elia Kazan. Among people deceased in 1992, Francis Bacon ranks 10Before him are Friedrich Hayek, Grace Hopper, Willy Brandt, Menachem Begin, John Cage, and Astor Piazzolla. After him are Mikhail Tal, Olivier Messiaen, Anthony Perkins, Giovanni Falcone, Barbara McClintock, and Benny Hill.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Francis Bacon ranks 11 out of 460Before him are George Berkeley (1685), Robert Boyle (1627), Samuel Beckett (1906), Michael Gambon (1940), Bram Stoker (1847), and Edmund Burke (1729). After him are Peter O'Toole (1932), Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet (1819), Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769), Pierce Brosnan (1953), John Scotus Eriugena (810), and Anne Bonny (1702).

Among PAINTERS In Ireland

Among painters born in Ireland, Francis Bacon ranks 1After him are Paul Kane (1810) and William Orpen (1878).