Artist Birthdays October 28 – FRANCIS BACON

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FRANCIS BACON (October 28, 1909 – April 28, 1992)

  • Nationality: Irish-born/British
  • Field: Painting
  • Art Movement: Expressionism
  • ARTiFact: He considered becoming an artist only after attending a Paris exhibition of Picasso drawings during the summer of 1927.
  • Artist Quote: “I don’t think people are born artists; I think it comes from a mixture of your surroundings, the people you meet, and luck.”
  • Notable Artwork (shown below): Three Studies for Figures at the Base of the Crucifixion, 1944.

Francis Bacon. Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion, 1944. © TATE

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