Francis Bacon  (Irish, 1909-1992) 

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Francis Bacon Biography
1909   Born in Dublin, Ireland on October 28
1929   Began oil painting
1932   Turned to a type of Surrealism
1992   Died in Madrid, Spain on April 28
Selected Exhibitions
2009 - 2010   Dublin, Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane, "Francis Bacon: A Terrible Beauty" (solo)
2008 - 2009   London, Tate Britain,"Francis Bacon," Traveling Exhibition (solo)
2008   Kontellationem III, Stadel Museum, Frankfurt/Main
2008   Modern Prints - Klassische Moderne bis Pop Art, Galerie Proarata, Zurich
2006 - 2007   "Francis Bacon - The Violence of the Real" K20 Kunstsammlung Nordhein Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany
2006   "Bienal del Aire," Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas Sofía Imber (MACCSI), Caracas
2006   "Summer Exhibition," Marlborough Fine Art (London) Ltd, London, UK
2006   "Mirada múltiple," Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, Bilbao
2006   "Francis Bacon," Gagosian Gallery, London, UK
2005   "Francis Bacon: Die Portraits," Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg
2005   "De Picasso a Basquiat," Musée Maillol, Fondation Dina Vierny, Paris
2005   "Celebración del arte: Medio siglo de la Fundación Juan March," Fundación Juan March, Madrid
2005   "Summer Exhibition 2005," Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
2005   "Francis Bacon: Studying Form" Faggionato Fine Art, London, UK
2004   "What´s modern?" Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
2004   "Hidden Histories," The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, West Midlands, UK
2004   "Modern Means: Continuity and Change in Art from 1880 to the Present," Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
2004   "Francis Bacon: Le Sacré et le Profane," Musée Maillol, Fondation Dina Vierny, Paris
2003   Vienna, Kunsthistoriches Museum. This exhibition is travelled to: Basle, Fondation Beyeler
2003   Valencia, Institut Valencia d’Art Modern
2003   Oporto, Museu de Arte Contemporanea, Museu Serralves
2002   "Francis Bacon: Last Paintings" Faggionato Fine Art, London, UK
2002   New York, Tony Shafrazi Gallery
2002   Arles, Fondation Vincent Van Gogh-Arles
2002   New York, Marlborough Gallery
2001   Holland, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag
2001   Dublin, Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art
2000   Dublin, Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art
1999   San Diego, Museum of Contemporary Art
1999   New Haven, The Yale Centre for British art. This Exhibition later travelled to: Minneapolis, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts; San Francisco, Museum of Modern Art; Fort Worth, Museum of Modern Art
1999   London, Tate Gallery, (Works on Paper)
1999   London, Faggionato Fine Arts
1999   Paris, Galerie Lelong
1998   Denmark, Humlebaek, Louisiana Museum
1998   London, Hayward Gallery
1998   New York, Tony Shafrazi Gallery
1996   Paris, Centre G Pompidou, MNAM. This exhibition later travelled to: Munich, Haus der Kunst
1993   New York, Marlborough Gallery
1993   Lugano, Museo d’Arte Moderna
1993   Venice, Museo Correr, XLV Biennale di Venezia
1993   London, Marlborough Fine Art
1992   Madrid, Galeria Marlborough
1990   New York, Marlborough Fine Art
1990   Liverpool, Tate Gallery
1989   Paris, Galerie Lelong
1989   London, Marlborough Fine Art
1989   Washington, Hirshhorn Museum. This exhibition later travelled to: Los Angeles, County Museum; New York, MOMA
1988   Moscow, New Tretyakov, Central House of Artists
1988   Tokyo, Marlborough Fine Art
1987   New York, Marlborough Gallery
1987   Basle, Galerie Beyeler
1987   Paris, Galerie Lelong
1985   London, Marlborough Fine Art
1985   London, Tate Gallery. This exhibition later travelled to: Stuttgart, Staatsgalerie; Berlin, Nationalgalerie
1984   Paris, Galerie Maeght- Lelong
1984   New York, Marlborough Gallery
1984   London, Thomas Gibson Gallery
1983   London, Marlborough Fine Art
1983   Tokyo, National Museum of Modern Art. This exhibition later travelled to: Kyoto, National Museum of Modern Art; Nagoya, Aichi Prefectural Art Gallery
1980   Mannheim, Stadtische Kunsthalle
1980   New York, Marlborough Gallery
1978   Madrid, Fundacion Juan March. This exhibition later travelled to: Barcelona, Fundacio Joan Miro
1977   Paris, Galerie Claude Bernard
1977   Mexico, Museo de Arte Moderno. This exhibition later travelled to: Caracas, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo
1976   Marseilles, Musee Cantini
1975   New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art
1975   Zurich, Marlborough Galerie
1972   Milan, Galleria del Milione
1971   Paris, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais. This exhibition later travelled to: Dusseldorf, Stadische Kunsthalle
1970   Turin, Galleria Galatea
1968   New York, Marlborough Gerson Gallery
1966   Milan, Galleria Toninelli Arte Moderna
1966   Paris, Galerie Maeght. This exhibition later travelled to: Rome, Marlborough Galleria d’arte; London, Marlborough Fine Art; Siegen, Oberes Schloss
1965   Hamburg, Hamburger Kunstverein. This exhibition later travelled to: Stockholm, Moderna Museet; Dublin, Municipal Gallery of Modern Art; London, Marlborough Fine Art
1964   Houston, Contemporary Arts Association
1963   London, Marlborough Fine Art
1963   New York, Granville Gallery
1963   New York, Solomon R Guggenheim Museum. This exhibition later travelled to: Chicago, The Art Institute
1962   London, The Tate Gallery. This exhibition later travelled to: Mannheim, Kunsthalle; Turin, Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna; Zurich, Kunsthaus; Amsterdam, Stedelijk Musuem
1962   Milan, Galleria Galatea
1961   Nottingham, Nottingham University
1960   London, Marlborough Fine Art
1959   London, Hanover Gallery
1959   Chicago, Richard L.Feigen Gallery
1958   Trin, Galleria Galatea. This exhibition later travelled to: Milan, Galleria dell’Ariete; Rome, Galleria l’Obelisco
1957   Paris, Galerie Rive Droite
1957   London, Beaux-Arts Gallery
1955   London, ICA
1954   London, Hanover Gallery
1953   New York, Durlacher Brothers
1953   London, Beaux-Arts Gallery
1952   London, Hanover Gallery
1951   London, Hanover Gallery
1934   London, Transition Gallery
1928 - 1929   London, Artist’s Studio
2005   Sylvestor, David, and Harrison, Martin, 'Francis Bacon: Studying Form' Faggionato Fine Art in association with the Estate of Francis Bacon.
1999   Harrison, Martin, 'Francis Bacon: Paintings from the Estate 1980-1991', Faggionato Fine Art, London
1997   Peppiat, Michael, ‘Francis Bacon: Anatomy of an Enigma’, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York
1996   Kundera, Milan, ‘Bacon, Portraits et Auto-portraits’, Les Belles Lettres, Paris
1996   Schmied, Wieland, ‘Francis Bacon, Commitment and Conflict’, Prestel, Munich
1996   Sollers, Philippe, ‘Les Passions de Francis Bacon’, Gallimard, Paris
1994   Deleuze, Gilles, ‘Francis Bacon, Logique de la Sensation’ (2 vol), La Différence, Paris
1993   Farson, Daniel, ‘The Gilded Gutter Life of Francis Bacon’, Century, London
1987   Sylvester, David, ‘The Brutality of Fact, Interviews with Francis Bacon’, Thames & Hudson, London
1986   Davies, Hugh and Yard, Sally, ‘Bacon’, Abbeville, New York
1983   Leiris, Michel, ‘Francis Bacon, Full Face and in Profile’, Phaidon, Oxford
1980   Sylvester, David, ‘Interviews with Francis Bacon: 1962-1979’ (New and enlarged edition), Thames and Hudson, London
1975   Trucchi, Lorenza, ‘Francis Bacon’, Abrams, New York
1964   Alley, Ronald and Rothenstein, John, ‘Francis Bacon’, Thames & Hudson, London
1964   Russell, John, ‘Francis Bacon’, Methuen, London