Based on conversations with the artist which extended over several years, John Russell's study reveals much about Bacon the man and Bacon the artist in a way that has not been attempted before. Bacon's intentions and his achievements, both frequently misunderstood in the past, are here corrected and set in perspective. 172 illus., 44 in color.
"The most sensitive assessment of Bacon, artist and man, that I have yet read." --Art and Artist
"If you are moved and interested by the work of Francis Bacon, then this book is essential; and if, on a general level, you are intrigued by how and why a considerable artist creates his own individual visions, then this book is again essential." --Arts Review