Henry Bacon

American πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 1839 – 1912

Henry Bacon, born in Haverhill, Massachusetts, was an American painter known for his Orientalist and genre subjects. After serving in the Civil War, where he was wounded, Bacon studied art in Paris and became associated with the Pont-Aven School. He spent winters in the Middle East, capturing its light and scenes in watercolors.

Henry Bacon was not only a talented painter but also a war artist during the American Civil War, a translator of French texts, and an author of books about Parisian life and art.