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By Mark Stevens,Annalyn Swan

Pulitzer Prize profitable authors, Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan, bring an expertly written and interesting biography of 1 of the main awesome artists of the 20th century.

Born in eire in 1909, Francis Bacon had a stressful youth, bodily and mentally. Riddled with asthma and bronchial asthma, he additionally recognized his homosexuality from a truly early age. while stuck via his father making an attempt on his mother's outfits, elderly simply 16, he used to be quickly expelled from the household.

Bacon travelled to Paris, Berlin and London, the place he turned a part of a sublime Bohemian circle in South Kensington. His preliminary curiosity lay in considerably smooth furnishings layout yet he quickly started to dabble with paint. His early profession used to be faraway from winning, and his paintings was once panned by way of critics. this present day, he's one in every of the best and such a lot remarkable painters of the 20 th century. His 'Triptych 1976' lately offered for $86.3 million - the costliest paintings of latest artwork ever offered at auction.

Always reluctant to discuss what encouraged him, for worry of the tale speaking louder than the paint, Bacon's artwork is richly explored for the 1st time and his day by day operating procedure is vividly dropped at lifestyles. With a lot new fabric having been came upon on account that Bacon's demise, this beautifully written biography offers a clean and fascinating perception into the artist's existence and works.

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