Lucian Freud

Lucian Freud was born in Berlin in 1922, a grandson of Sigmund Freud. He moved with his family to England in 1933 where he became a British citizen in 1939. Freud studied briefly at the Central School of Art in London, at Cedric Morris' East Anglian School of Painting & Drawing in Dedham and at Goldsmiths College University of London from 1942 - 1943. Freud is one of the formost figurative artists working today, he lives and works in London.

Exhibitions and Distinctions (Selection)

2011

Galerie Daniel Blau, Munich

2010

Centre Pompidou, Paris

2008

Gemeentemuseum Den Haag. MoMA, New York

2007

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

2006

Acquavella Galleries, New York

2005

Museo Correr,  Venice

2004

National Gallery of Modern Art, Scotland, Edinburgh

2003

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Fundació la Caixa, Barcelona, Spain. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

2002

Tate Britain, London. Städtisches Kunstmuseum Spendhaus and Jerg-Ratgeb-Preis Reutlingen

2001

Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt.

1999

Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT. Marlborough Graphics, London

1998

Tate Gallery, London

1997

Rubenspreis, Siegen

1993

Order of Merit, London

1987/88

Retrospective exhibition: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, travelling to Paris, London and Berlin. 1989 shortlisted for the Turner Prize.

1987

Selects The Artist's Eye exhibition at the National Gallery, London

1983

Created Companion of Honour

1976

The Human Clay, Hayward Gallery, London

1974

first retrospective exhibition,  Arts Council of Great Britain at the Hayward Gallery, London

1954

Biennale in Venice (with Francis Bacon)

1951

Arts Council Price

1944

The Painter's Room, Alex Reid & Lefevre Gallery, London

 

Literature (Selection)

 

Hirmer/Daniel Blau (.ed), Lucian Freud, Portraits, Germany 2011

Lucian Freud - L'Atelier, Centre Pompidou, Paris 2010

Robert Hughes, Lucian Freud - Gemälde, London 2007

Eva-Marie Blattner, Lucian Freud, Graphik - Prints, Reutlingen 2002

Lucian Freud, Rolf Lauter, Naked Portraits, Ostfildern-Ruit 2001

Ursula Blanchebarbe, Lucian Freud, Reutlingen Bielefeld 1997

Robert Hughes, Lucian Freud - Paintings, London 1989