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Henry Bacon

Born: 1839

Death: Mar 13, 1912

Birthplace: Haverhill

Nationality: United States

Henry Bacon

Date of Birth : 1839
Date of Death : Mar 13, 1912
Birth Place : Haverhill

Henry Bacon was an American painter and author. Henry A. Bacon was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts in 1839. During the American Civil War, he enlisted in the Union Army on 16 July 1861 and acted as a field artist for Frank Leslie's Weekly while he served as a soldier within the 13th Massachusetts Infantry. Badly wounded at Bull Run, he was discharged on 19 December 1862. In 1864, he went to Paris, with his first wife Elizabeth Lord, to study figure painting. He was admitted to the National School of Fine Arts and was one of Alexandre Cabanel's scholars. Bacon died in Cairo, Egypt in 1912.

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