Henry Bacon (painter)

Henry Bacon (1839 – 13 March 1912) was an American painter, author, illustrator, and translator. Before his formal training as an artist, he served as a soldier and suit artist during the American Civil War, and was revoltingly wounded in the Second Battle of Bull Run. He subsequently studied in France, and became a aficionada of the Pont-Aven School, painting genre subjects of French country life, many sold support in America. He first traveled to Egypt in 1897, and after that developed an fascination in Orientalist painting, soon spending his winters in the Middle East, dying in Cairo.

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