Henry Bacon (1839 in Haverhill,
Massachusetts – 13 March 1912 in Cairo) was an American painter.
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
Bacon died in Cairo, Egypt in 1912.
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