Lucian Freud

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Lucian Freud / Freud Lucien

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Description: Michael Lucien Freud (eng. Lucian Michael Freud; December 8, 1922, Berlin – July 20, 2011, London) – a modern British portrait painter of German-Jewish origin. He was one of the most highly contemporary artists. Show full ..

The formation received in the Central School of Art (London), East Anglian School of Painting and Drawing (Dedham, Essex), Goldsmiths College (London) .Otets Lucien – the architect Ernst Freud, Freud’s mother Lucie née Brasch. It is a direct grandson of psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud and brother of writer and politician Clement Freud. Freud and his family moved to the UK in 1933 due to the rise of Nazism. In the same year he received British citizenship. The first solo exhibition was held at the Lefevre Gallery in 1944. In the summer of 1946, he moved to Paris and then to Italy. Until now, Lucien Freud lived and worked in London.


Early works by Lucian Freud often referred to surrealism. Since 1950, she begins to paint portraits and nudes applying thick layers of paint. The colors are usually muted. Writes are usually people from their surroundings – friends, acquaintances, relatives. In 1951 he held an exhibition of his Interior at Paddington in the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, later, he won a prize at the Festival of Britain, where he earns a reputation as one of the best contemporary artists in the field of figurative painting. The painting Girl with a white dog (1951-52) shows the artist’s first wife, Kathleen Epstein. Freud said that “draws people not as they are, and what they might be.” His work After Cezanne (1999-2000) unusual shape was bought National Gallery of Australia for seven million. Between May 2000 and December 2001, Freud wrote to Queen Elizabeth II (the work was criticized by the leading British edition).

The works of Lucian Freud exhibited in the famous family Museum Wallace Collection (London), – before him in these halls, none of the contemporary artists have not yet exhibited. This fact, together with details of previous exhibition biography grandson of Sigmund Freud firmly enter it in the “modern classics».

Such lifetime honor is not honored by many artists. In 2002, the Louvre, together with the Association of national museums presented at a major exhibition venues of Paris, at the Grand Palais (Grand Palais), «the exhibition Constable – choice of Lucian Freud.” That meant another great English painter is honored to be presented to the French public another great English painter. Also in 2002 there was a retrospective of Lucian Freud in London Tate Britain, which received a great response.

Lucian Freud glory pursues not only in the halls of the museum: May 2008 picture of Freud’s “Social caretaker sleeps” was sold for a record price of 33.6 million dollars, and at the February auction at Christie’s in 2009, his work is among the first in the list of the most significant It works – and then later work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Damien Hirst and Andy Warhol. Location: Russia

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