Synopses & Reviews
Francis Bacon is widely regarded as the most important British painter since Turner, although very little is known about the man himself. In this, the first-ever personal portrait of Bacon, Daniel Farson, friend and confidant to the artist for over forty years, gives a highly personal, first-hand account of the man as he knew him. From his sexual adventures to his rise from obscurity to international fame, Farson give us unique insight into Bacons genius.
About the Author
The son of the legendary American foreign correspondent, Negley Farson, Daniel Farson became the youngest ever Parliamentary and Lobby Correspondent in the House of Commons aged 17. While working as a photographer for Picture Post, he drifted into Soho and at the age of 23 met Francis Bacon. He “stumbled” into television in the early days of ITV becoming a leading interviewer with his own series. Then in 1964, Daniel abandoned television and Soho for the house left to him by his parents in North Devon — ‘in order to find out if I could write.