Previously Unpublished Diaries Shed Light on Early Life of Francis Bacon

January 26th, 2016

A selection of previously unpublished diaries by Eric Allden, a close friend of Francis Bacon’s, who writes on the artist’s early years.  “His people live in Ireland, County Kildare, and he told me that when he was 16 he ran away to Paris, but was brought back, though soon after he was permitted to return there,” Allden writes in one passage.Read more at The Guardian