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List of famous Francis Bacon paintings, listed alphabetically with pictures of the art when available. A celebrated artist around the world, Francis Bacon has created some of the most historic paintings of all time. These popular Francis Bacon paintings fetch insane amounts of money at art auctions, so if you want to buy one then start saving your money now. Going to museums can be expensive and time consuming, so scroll through this list to see paintings that Francis Bacon created from the comfort of your own home. You can find additional information for these renowned Francis Bacon paintings by clicking the names of the pieces.

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Composition (Figure) is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Francis Bacon Paintings
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Composition (Figure) is a 1933 painting by Irish-born painter Francis Bacon, using gouache, pastel and pen and ink on paper. ...more

Artist: Francis Bacon

Subject: Human figure

Art Form: Painting

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Figure in a landscape is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Francis Bacon Paintings
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Figure in a landscape


Figure in a landscape is a 1945 painting by the Irish born artist Francis Bacon. Based on a photograph of Eric Hall dozing on a seat in Hyde Park, also the basis of another painting held in the Lefevre Figure in a landscape which was bought by Diana Watson and later in 1950 by the Tate gallery ...more

Artist: Francis Bacon

Subject: Hyde Park

Genres (Art): Landscape art

Art Form: Painting

Figure with Meat is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Francis Bacon Paintings
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Figure with Meat is a 1954 painting by the Irish-born artist Francis Bacon. The figure is based on the Pope Innocent X portrait by Diego Velázquez; however, in the Bacon painting the Pope is shown as a gruesome figure and placed between two bisected halves of a cow. The carcass hanging in the ...more

Artist: Francis Bacon

Subject: Human figure

Art Form: Painting

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Fragment of a Crucifixion is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Francis Bacon Paintings
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Fragment of a Crucifixion


Fragment of a Crucifixion is a 1950 painting by Irish-born artist Francis Bacon and one of his many works based on iconography of the Crucifixion of Jesus. Its two distressed figures are at the end of a bloody struggle, with one positioned at the point of kill. The dying animal's scream forms the ...more

Artist: Francis Bacon

Art Form: Painting