Bacon first met Lucian Freud 1943 and they became close friends. Freud painted a portrait of Bacon and Bacon produced several portraits of Freud, some of which were based on the series of photographs taken by John Deakin. (The Estate of Francis Bacon
[Girl with Beret Manchester City Art Galleries] I went to the Lucian Freud exhibition this week, although I wasn't sure what I'd think about the paintings. I find I get tired of reading about the media's favourite artists (Freud,.