Paris — New York

Francis Bacon

Painter

Francis Bacon was born in Dublin in 1909 and died in 1992 in Madrid.

Biography

Francis Bacon was born in Dublin (Ireland) in 1909. Dismissed by his father to the family, he moved to London in 1926. Away from any art school, Bacon painted by himself. His first personal exhibition was organized in 1934 (Transition Gallery) before achieving any success. Bacon will refused for the Surrealist exhibition in 1936. In 1940, Bacon destroyed almost all of his first canvas. The artist will claim his work just from 1944. At that time, Bacon treats violently sacred and human cry. His work began to be considered from a group exhibition in 1945 (London). It is fixed inthe south of France (1945-1950). Exhibited regularly since 1949, the success of the artist will now only grow. He died in Madrid (Spain) in 1992.

Selected exhibitions

  • 2017
    • Belvedere, Vienne, Autriche
    • Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, États-Unis
    • The Museum of Modern Art, Dubrovnik, Croatie
  • 2016
    • Tate, Liverpool, Royaume-Uni
  • 2015
    • Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, Royaume-Uni
    • Royal Academy of Arts, Londres, Royaume-Uni
  • 2014
    • Paço das Artes, São Paulo, Brésil
  • 2013
    • National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japon
    • Olsen, Sydney, Australie
  • 2010
    • Museum der Moderne, Salzbourg, Autriche
    • Centro Cultural Borges, Buenos Aires, Argentine
  • 2009
    • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, États-Unis
    • Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, Espagne
  • 2008
    • Sprengel Museum, Hanovre, Allemagne
    • Museum der Moderne, Salzbourg, Autriche
    • Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italie
  • 2007
    • Shafrazi Gallery, New York, États-Unis
  • 2006
    • Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, Royaume-Uni
    • Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen, Allemagne
  • 2005
    • La Biennale di Venezia, Venise, Italie
    • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edimbourg, Royaume-Uni
    • 1999
      • The Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth, États-Unis
      • Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, Suisse
      • Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, Royaume-Uni
      • Shafrazi Gallery, New York, États-Unis
    • 1998
      • Bienal de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brésil
      • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, États-Unis
      • Casal Solleric, Palma de Majorque, Espagne
    • 1996
      • Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
    • 1995
      • La Biennale di Venezia, Venise, Italie
      • Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Suède
    • 1992
      • Documenta, Cassel, Allemagne
    • 1991
      • Tate, Liverpool, Royaume-Uni
    • 1990
      • Museum of Modern Art, New York, États-Unis
    • 1988
      • Sprengel Museum, Hanovre, Allemagne
      • Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australie
    • 1987
      • Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, Allemagne
      • Royal Academy of Arts, Londres, Royaume-Uni
      • Galerie Lelong, Paris, France
    • 1986
      • Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, Allemagne
    • 1984
      • Sprengel Museum, Hanovre, Allemagne
    • 1981
      • Royal Academy of Arts, Londres, Royaume-Uni
    • 1978
      • La Biennale di Venezia, Venise, Italie
    • 1977
      • Documenta, Cassel, Allemagne
    • 1975
      • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, États-Unis
    • 1973
      • Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand, São Paulo, Brésil
    • 1964
      • Documenta, Cassel, Allemagne
    • 1959
      • Bienal de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brésil
      • Documenta, Cassel, Allemagne
      • Museum für Moderne Kunst, Francfort, Allemagne
      • Städel Museum, Francfort, Allemagne
      • Sprengel Museum, Hanovre, Allemagne
      • Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen, Allemagne
      • Von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal, Allemagne
      • National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australie
      • Essl Museum - Kunst der Gegenwart, Klosterneuburg, Autriche
      • Albertina, Vienne, Autriche
      • Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienne, Autriche
      • Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Bruxelles, Belgique
      • Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gand, Belgique
      • National Gallery of Canada - Musée des beaux-arts du Canada, Ottawa, Canada
      • Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
      • Museo Botero, Bogota, Colombie
      • Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Alicante, Espagne
      • Museo de Bellas Artes, Bilbao, Espagne
      • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Espagne
      • Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, États-Unis
      • Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, États-Unis
      • Museum of Modern Art, New York, États-Unis
      • Museum of Modern Art, New York, États-Unis
      • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, États-Unis
      • The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie, États-Unis
      • Musée Cantini, Marseille, France
      • Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Téhéran, Iran
      • Ulster Museum, Belfast, Irlande
      • The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
      • Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italie
      • Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venise, Italie
      • National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japon
      • Osten Museum of Drawing, Scopie, Macedoine
      • Museo Tamayo, Mexico, Mexique
      • Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Pays-Bas
      • Leeum - Samsung Museum of Art, Séoul, République de Corée
      • National Museum Cardiff, Cardiff, Royaume-Uni
      • Tate Britain, Londres, Royaume-Uni
      • Tate Modern, Londres, Royaume-Uni
      • Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, Royaume-Uni
      • Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, Royaume-Uni
      • Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Suède
      • Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, Suisse
      • Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Séville, Espagne
      • Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienne, Autriche
      • Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Suède
      • Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Allemagne
      • Tate St. Ives, St. Ives, Royaume-Uni
      • Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota, Japon
      • Tate Britain, Londres, Royaume-Uni
      • The Art Institute, Chicago, États-Unis



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