Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon (1909-1992) was a British painter born in Ireland. He is among the most significant representational painters of the 20th century. A preferred theme in his work is the depiction of the deformed human body in tightly constructed spaces.

Francis Bacon's extensive oeuvre is distributed among the collections of the world's major museums. As a British artist, his works are naturally found in the collections of the Tate Modern and Tate Britain. In the USA, they are housed, for example, at the MoMA and Guggenheim Museum, while on the European continent, they can be seen in the Städel Museum Frankfurt, Centre Pompidou Paris and the Kunsthaus Zürich, among others.