Biography

1922-2011

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.

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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