Recently, I talked to a Russian-language online media journalist on the subject of art, and there we raised the issue that great artists often have a difficult fate.
Francis Bacon is the same.
Read his biography on wikipedia
His paintings will either disgust you, or fall in love with you forever.
The second happened to me.
I would also add that I am always inspired by the stories of artists who, without education, achieved recognition, and who, despite criticism, did what they liked!