English 1909-1992. Francis Bacon was a prominent, engaging, and unique figurative painter of the post-war period. He was famous for his unsettling and raw imagery featuring blood and deformed limbs, which formed the basis of inspecting death and nihilism especially, during the time of war. He mainly focused on the human form of paintings. Francis Bacon’s subjects often consisted of portraits of close friends and popes, crucifixions, and self-portraits. The abstract imagery in his artworks was sometimes in isolated geometric forms as well. Through his distinct style, Bacon established his image as a well-known contemporary artist. The artist was inspired by the surrealist artists and produced works of other artists as well. One notable example is the 1953 Study After Velazquez’s Portrait of Pope Innocent X. Through his artwork the Francis Bacon transfigures Diego Velazquez’s Portrait of Pope Innocent X into a scary and howling figure. Francis Bacon often stated that unhappy and desperate feelings are beneficial for artists as opposed to contentment. The painter was born in Dublin in Ireland and escaped to London to move away from his hostile living conditions. The self-taught painter soon joined the local artists in London like John Deakin, Isabel Lambert, and Lucian Freud. After 1972 Bacon’s work got more personal owing to the death of his lover. It renewed his interest in mortality. The subjects of Bacon’s artworks were constant throughout his six-decade career. Despite the popularity of abstract art in the ’50s, Bacon continued to paint in a figurative style. It is also considered that through his paintings, the artist often expressed modern life trauma. Francis Bacon Artwork and writing at an auction are often available at a lot of events. Collectors can find Francis Bacon Artwork and writing for sale with leading auction houses. Today, Francis Bacon Artwork is on display at the Hugh Lane in Dublin, the Albertina in Vienna, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Tate Gallery in London, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.