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An Irish-born British figurative painter known for his bold, grotesque, emotionally charged and raw imagery, Francis Bacon remains a beloved artist today. His painterly abstracted figures are typically isolated in glass or steel geometrical cages, set against flat, nondescript backgrounds. He drifted as a highly complex bon vivant, homosexual, gambler and interior decorator and designer of furniture, rugs and bathroom tiles. He later admitted that his artistic career was delayed because he spent too long looking for subject matter that could sustain his interest.
His breakthrough came with the 1944 triptych Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion, which in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War, sealed his reputation as a uniquely bleak chronicler of the human condition.
Francis Bacon was a member of a disparate group of Artists, termed collectively as the School of London in 1976. What their work shared in common was the central role granted to the human figure in a city recovering from the devastation of war and the subsequent reconstruction.