Bacon, Henry, 1839-1912

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Birth 1839-10-08
Death 1912-03-13
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Henry Bacon, an oil and watercolor painter, served in the Union army during the Civil War as a field artist for LESLIE'S WEEKLY. Wounded at Bull Run, he was discharged. Circa 1864 he was a student of Alexandre Cabanel at l'Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. He later studied with Edouard Frere at Ecouen. He also spent numerous summers painting at Etretat, France. Circa 1891, he married Louisa Lee Andrews, his second wife. From the early 1900s, until his death, he summered in London and wintered in Cairo. He became well-known for his large watercolors of desert peoples in Egypt.

From the description of Henry Bacon papers, 1849-1931. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122291386

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Subjects:

  • Landscape painters
  • Painters
  • Art students
  • Expatriate painters
  • Artists

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  • Egypt (as recorded)
  • France--Paris (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Egypt--Cairo (as recorded)
  • France (as recorded)