Francis Bacon (1909-1992) Francis Bacon was born in Dublin, Ireland to English parents.
He was expelled from his family in 1925 when his homosexuality was discovered.
Bacon never attended art school.
He began work in watercolor about 1926–27 and oils in the fall of 1929.
Bacon painted relatively little after his solo show in 1934.
He was often disdainful of his work destroyed large number of works throughout his lifetime.
Representative of Bacon's methods and subjects are the triptych, the scream, and the lone figure against a stark backgroud.