Francis Bacon is one of the most important and influential artists of the latter part of this century. A fascinating, but very private figure, he was brought up in Ireland and until the war occupied himself with such jobs as butlering and running a gambling club with his ancient nanny. A legendary figure of 50s bohemia and homosexual society, his friendships included Lucian Freud, Sonia Orwell, Bill Burroughs, David Sylvester and Lord Gowrie.
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Paul J. Bailey is Reader in East Asian History at the University of Edinburgh. He formerly taught at Lingnan College, Hong Kong and the University of Durham, England. His previous publications include "Postwar Japan: 1945 to the Present" (Blackwell, 1996), "Strengthen the Country and Enrich the People: The Reform Writings of Ma Jianzhong 1845-1900" (1998) and "Reform the People: Changing Attitudes to Popular Education in Early Twentieth-century China" (1991).
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Book Description Penguin Global, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140290699
Book Description Penguin Global, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140290699