Michael Wishart

John Michael Wishart (June 12, 1928 – June 29, 1996) known as Michael Wishart, was an English figurative painter who spent most of his career in France, America and North Africa. A friend of Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud, he published a memoir in 1977 entitled High Diver (in French Le Saut de l'ange), which caused a scandal with its description of his bohemian lifestyle.