|Born||8 December 1922 |
|Nationality||British1 German2 Austrian3|
|Training||Central School of Art, London, East Anglian School of Painting and Drawing, Dedham, Essex, Goldsmiths College, London|
|Movement||Realism, Expressionism, Surrealism|
Lucian Michael Freud, OM, CH (born 8 December 1922) is a British painter of German Origin. Events 1609 - Biblioteca Ambrosiana opens its reading room the second public library of Europe. Year 1922 ( MCMXXII) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Berlin is the capital city and one of sixteen states of Germany. Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. Austria (Österreich ( officially the Republic of Austria (Republik Österreich Painting (pān'tīng in Art, is the practice of applying Color to a Surface (support base such as e Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design ( St) (often abbreviated as Central Saint Martins, Saint Martins or CSM) is widely regarded London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. The East Anglian School of Painting and Drawing was an art learning environment established by Cedric Morris and Arthur Lett-Haines in East Anglia in 1937 Dedham is a village within the Borough of Colchester in northeast Essex, England. For the Memphis department store see Goldsmith's. For other uses of the term "Goldsmiths" see Goldsmith (disambiguation. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. Expressionism is the tendency of an artist to distort reality for an Emotional effect it is a subjective art form Surrealism is a cultural movement that began in the early-1920s and is best known for the visual artworks and writings of the group members The Order of Merit is a British and Commonwealth Order bestowed by the Monarch. The Order of the Companions of Honour is a British and Commonwealth Order. Events 1609 - Biblioteca Ambrosiana opens its reading room the second public library of Europe. Year 1922 ( MCMXXII) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Painting (pān'tīng in Art, is the practice of applying Color to a Surface (support base such as e
In May 2008, his 1995 portrait Benefits Supervisor Sleeping was sold by auction by Christie's in New York City for $33. Benefits Supervisor Sleeping is a 1995 Painting by Lucian Freud depicting an obese naked woman Christie's is a leading art business and a fine arts Auction house The City of New York 6 million, setting a world record for sale value of a painting by a living artist. 
Freud was born in Berlin, Germany in 1922, son of Jewish parents Ernst Ludwig Freud, an architect, and Lucie née Brasch. Berlin is the capital city and one of sixteen states of Germany. Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. Ernst Ludwig Freud (1892 in Vienna – 1970 in London) was a German - Austrian Architect and the youngest son of Sigmund Freud He is the grandson of Sigmund Freud, brother of writer and politician Clement Raphael Freud and of Stephan Gabriel Freud, and uncle of radio and television broadcaster Emma Freud. Sigmund Freud (ˈziːkmʊnt ˈfʁɔʏt born Sigismund Shlomo Freud (May 6 1856 &ndash September 23 1939 was an Austrian Psychiatrist who founded Sir Clement Raphael Freud (born 24 April 1924) is a British writer broadcaster and former politician Emma Vallencey Freud (born 25 January 1962) is an English Broadcaster and Cultural commentator.
Freud and his family moved to the U. K. in 1933 to escape the rise of Nazism, and gained British citizenship in 1939. Nazism, which was a short name for National Socialism (Nationalsozialismus refers primarily to the Ideology and practices of the National Socialist German During this period he attended Dartington Hall school in Totnes, Devon, and later Bryanston School. Dartington Hall, near Totnes, Devon, United Kingdom, is a medieval Hall built between 1388 and 1400 for John Holand Earl of Huntingdon Totnes (ˈtɒtnɨs or /tɒtˈnɛs/ is a market town at the head of the estuary of the River Dart in Devon, England within the South Devon Area Devon is a large county in the South West of England. The county is also referred to as Devonshire, but that is an entirely unofficial name Bryanston School is a Co-educational independent boarding school in Blandford, north Dorset, England, near the village of Bryanston
Freud briefly studied at the Central School of Art in London then, with greater success, at Cedric Morris' East Anglian School of Painting and Drawing in Dedham, and also at Goldsmiths College - University of London from 1942-3. Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design ( St) (often abbreviated as Central Saint Martins, Saint Martins or CSM) is widely regarded Sir Cedric Lockwood Morris 9th Baronet ( 11 December 1889 - 8 February 1982) was a Welsh artist known for his portraits flower paintings The East Anglian School of Painting and Drawing was an art learning environment established by Cedric Morris and Arthur Lett-Haines in East Anglia in 1937 Dedham is a village within the Borough of Colchester in northeast Essex, England. For the Memphis department store see Goldsmith's. For other uses of the term "Goldsmiths" see Goldsmith (disambiguation. Thereafter, he served as a merchant seaman in an Atlantic convoy in 1941 before being invalided out of service in 1942. Freud's first solo exhibition, at the Lefevre Gallery in 1944, featured the now celebrated The Painter's Room. In the summer of 1946, he travelled to Paris before continuing to Italy for several months. Since then he has lived and worked in London.
Freud's early paintings are often associated with surrealism and depict people and plants in unusual juxtapositions. Surrealism is a cultural movement that began in the early-1920s and is best known for the visual artworks and writings of the group members These works are usually painted with quite thin paint, but from the 1950s he began to paint portraits, often nudes, to the almost complete exclusion of everything else, and began to use a thicker impasto. In English the borrowed Italian word impasto most commonly refers to a technique used in Painting, where Paint is laid on an area of the surface (or the entire With this technique he would often clean his brush after each stroke. The colours in these paintings are typically muted. Often Freud's portraits just depict the sitter, sometimes sprawled naked on the floor or on a bed, but sometimes the sitter is juxtaposed with something else, as in Girl With a White Dog and Naked Man With Rat. Freud's subjects are often the people in his life; friends, family, fellow painters, lovers, children. To quote the artist: "The subject matter is autobiographical, it's all to do with hope and memory and sensuality and involvement, really. "
"I paint people," Freud has said, "not because of what they are like, not exactly in spite of what they are like, but how they happen to be. " Freud has painted a number of fellow artists, including Frank Auerbach and Francis Bacon. Frank Helmut Auerbach (born April 29, 1931) is a German -born British painter. Francis Bacon' (28 October 1909 – 28 April 1992 was an Irish-born British figurative painter. He produced a series of portraits of the performance artist Leigh Bowery, and also painted Henrietta Moraes, a muse to many Soho artists. This article is about Performance art For other uses see Performance (disambiguation Leigh Bowery ( 26 March 1961 - 31 December 1994) was an Australian Performance artist club promoter, actor aspiring Henrietta Moraes (born Audrey Wendy Abbott) ( 1931 - 6 January 1998) was a London Socialite, and artist's model and muse
Freud is one of the best known British artists working in a traditional representational style, and was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 1989. The Turner Prize, named after the painter JMW Turner, is an annual prize presented to a British visual Artist under 50  According to the Sunday Telegraph of 1 September 2002, he is rumoured to have up to 40 illegitimate children, acknowledging them when they have become adults. The Sunday Telegraph is a British Broadsheet newspaper, founded in 1961 Events 462 - Possible start of first Byzantine indiction cycle. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. After an affair with Lorna Garman, he went on to marry her niece Kitty (daughter of sculptor Jacob Epstein and socialite Kathleen Garman) in 1948, but the marriage ended after four years when he began an affair with Lady Caroline Blackwood, a society girl and writer. Lorna Cecilia Garman Wishart (1911 - 2000 was the youngest of the seven daughters (and two sons of Walter and Margaret Garman an eccentric Victorian doctor led notoriously high profile Sir Jacob Epstein ( 10 November 1880 – 19 August 1959) was an American-born sculptor who worked chiefly in the UK where Kathleen Lady Epstein ( née Garman; 1901 &ndash 1979 was the third of the seven notorious Garman sisters who were high profile members of artistic circles They married in 1957. He has children by Jacquetta Lampson, daughter of the first Baron Killearn, and by Bernardine Coverley (fashion designer Bella Freud and writer Esther Freud), Suzy Boyt (5 children: Ali, Rose Boyt, Isobel, and Susie Boyt), and Katherine Margaret McAdam (4 children). Jacquetta Jean Frederica Lampson (born 29 June 1943) is the third daughter of Miles Wedderburn Lampson 1st Baron Killearn, his first daughter by his Bella Freud (born April 17 1961 in London, England) is a London -based Fashion designer with a number of Celebrity Esther Freud (2 May 1963 -) is a British Novelist. Born in London, she is the daughter of painter Lucian Freud and Bernadine Coverley and is His daughter Jane McAdam Freud is an artist. Jane McAdam Freud (born 24 February 1958 in London) is an Artist working in 2D (prints and drawing 3D ( Sculpture and medals
His painting After Cezanne, which is notable because of its unusual shape, was bought by the National Gallery of Australia for $7. The National Gallery of Australia is the premier art gallery and museum in Australia, holding over 120000 works of Art. 4 million. The top left section of this painting has been 'grafted' on to the main section below, and closer inspection reveals a horizontal line where these two sections were joined.
Lucian Freud served as a visiting tutor at the Slade School of Fine Art (1949-54), University College, London.
Although Freud is internationally acknowledged as one of the most important artists working today, there have been few opportunities to see his paintings and etchings in Britain. In 1996, Abbot Hall Art Gallery in Kendal mounted a major exhibition of 27 paintings and thirteen etchings, covering the whole period of Freud's working life to date. Kendal is a Market town and Civil parish within the South Lakeland district of Cumbria, England. This was followed most notably by a large retrospective at Tate Britain in 2002. Tate Britain is a part of the Tate gallery network in Britain, with Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives. During a period from May 2000 to December 2001, Freud painted Queen Elizabeth II. For the ship see RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Context States headed by Elizabeth II There was significant criticism of this portrayal of the Queen in some sections of the British media. The highest selling tabloid newspaper, The Sun, was particularly condemnatory, describing the portrait as "a travesty". The Sun is a Tabloid daily newspaper published in the United Kingdom and Ireland with the highest circulation of any daily English-language  In late 2007, a collection of Freud's etchings titled "Lucian Freud: The Painter’s Etchings" went on display at the Museum of Modern Art. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA is an art museum located in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, USA, on 53rd Street between Fifth The etchings allow viewers to get a closer and more detailed look at the artist's creative process. Freud's works sometimes involve the same person and similar compositions, since his works are about getting to know the subject, prompting him to use the same person more than once when he feels there is more he can learn from him or her physically, mentally, or emotionally.