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Francis Bacon
(1909 - 1992)

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1909 Born 28 October in Ireland to English parents
1914 Family moves to London
1925 Leaves home after being caught cross-dressing in front of a mirror
1927 Spends time in Paris and Berlin
1929 Settles in London
1936 Work is rejected by the International Surrealist Exhibition in London
1942 Declared unfit for Military Service because of his asthma
1943 Destroys most of his paintings
1945 Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion exhibited at the Lefevre Gallery in London
1966 Wins the Rubens Prize awarded by the City of Siegen, West Germany; exhibits in Paris
1968 Visits New York - exhibition at the Marlborough-Gerson Gallery
1977 Visits Balthus in Rome
1992 Dies 28 April of a heart attack while visiting friends in Madrid
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