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Francis Bacon (artist) (1909 – 1992)

Anglo-Irish figurative painter, a collateral descendant of the Elizabethan philosopher Francis Bacon.
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Francis Bacon (artist)
I feel ever so strongly that an artist must be nourished by his passions and his despairs. These things alter an artist whether for the good or the better or the worse. It must alter him. The feelings of desperation and unhappiness are more useful to an artist than the feeling of contentment, because desparation and unhappiness stretch your whole sensibility.
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