Kim Howells Turner Prize Row: I Love Art - the Artists Who Pass the Dr Kim Howells Taste Test
GERMAN-BRITISH painter born in 1922 and grandson of the famous psychiatrist Sigmund Freud.
He once said, ``Normally I underplay facial expression when painting the figure, because I want expression to emerge through the body.
``I used to do only heads, but came to feel that I relied too much on the face. I want the head, as it were, to be more like another limb.''
BORN in 1912, died in 1956, he was a pioneering American artist famous for paintings of webs of interlacing lines. Widely ridiculed by the media, his work is defended by art critics around the world.
Pollock pioneered a method of painting by dripping the paint on canvases laid out on the floor. The rapid and what seemed like impulsive execution of his work became a hallmark of abstract expressionism, a movement that emphasised the spontaneous gestures of the artist.
BORN in Dublin in 1909, Bacon died as one of the 20th Century's most famous painters in Madrid in 1992. He was a friend of Lucien Freud and the work of both hangs at the Tate Gallery.
According to critic Gaynor Duffy, Francis Bacon's style is that of a figurative painter bordering on the abstract. …