ON-Lion Letter
From January through mid-April 2007, the Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM) is hosting Francis Bacon:  Paintings from the 1950s, a major exhibition on the Anglo-Irish figurative painter’s most-fruitful years -- though also his among his most-troubled.

Bacon’s work overall is well-known for its bold, austere quality.  His images are often grotesque or nightmarish.

Many of his pieces from during the 1950s are disturbingly raw, but technically brilliant.  They are among his most memorable.

The exhibition was initiated by the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, U.K., with funding from the Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Charitable Trust.  It was curated by Michael Peppiatt, who is also the author of the exhibition catalogue.

MAM is substantially supported by The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee.
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