Biography

1922-

Lucian Freud was born in Berlin in 1922, a grandson of Sigmund Freud. His family moved to London in 1931. He served in the British Navy during World War II, and since then has worked full time as a painter.

Freud has built up a formidable reputation as one of the most powerful contemporary figurative painters of nudes, portraits and faces. His is a gutsy realism characterized by strong forms and arresting detail, rendered with rich dynamic brushwork.

Freud's approach to his subjects is subjective and intense, placing him in the Expressionist tradition. Whether in groups or single figures, there is always emotional tension in the work, and Freud's relationship to the subjects is complex. Family members, friends and favorite models all play a role in the human drama of Freud's studio.

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Off Canvas: Drawing
April 14 – June 11, 2015
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Lucian Freud Drawings
April 30 – June 8, 2012
Bloomberg
Freud's Obese Nudes, Bohemian Cohorts Star in London Show February 6, 2012

The Telegraph
Review: A show that proves Freud's greatness February 6, 2012

The Guardian
Lucian Freud Portraits - Review February 5, 2012

The Guardian
Lucian Freud - Reflections of the Artist February 2, 2012

The Telegraph
Unseen masterpeices by Lucian Freud unveiled for the first time January 29, 2012

ARTNews
Everything was Autobiographical September 2011

Financial Times Deutschland
April 15, 2011

Wall Street Journal Magazine
The Partnership: The Master and the Gallerist April 2011

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Works on Paper from Cézanne to Freud
September 26 – October 28, 2010
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Lucian Freud: Recent Work
November 1 – December 19, 2006
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Lucian Freud: Recent Paintings and Etchings
April 27 – May 26, 2004
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Lucian Freud: Recent Work
April 9 – May 18, 2000
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Off Canvas: Drawing
April 15 - June 12, 2015
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Lucian Freud
Lucian Freud Drawings May 1 - June 9, 2012
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Works on Paper from Cézanne to Freud
September - October 2010
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