Lucian Michael Freud, a prominent British painter and portraitist, was born in Berlin in 1922. His artistic talent was inherited from his father Ernst L. Freud, a Jewish architect, and his grandfather Sigmund Freud. Lucian specialized in figurative art that focused on portraiture and nude painting throughout his career.
He developed a highly individualistic painting style characterized by impasto – the thick application of paint onto the canvas – that showcased his masterful use of color and texture. In 1933, as Nazism rose to power in Germany, he fled with his family to England where he later became a British citizen.
Lucian is known for creating portraits that were intensely intimate and personal while simultaneously conveying psychological depths through unique expressions and poses. He often chose family members, friends, colleagues, acquaintances or even himself as subjects in his paintings.
As one of the major figurative painters of the 20th century, Lucian’s confrontational style has gained widespread recognition within art circles worldwide. Despite passing away in 2011 at age 88 , he left behind an incredible body of work that continues to influence modern-day artists today.
All Lucian Freud Artwork on Artchive
|Interior In Paddington||1951||Oil On Canvas|
|John Minton||1952||Oil On Canvas|
|Naked Girl Asleep, Ii||1968||Oil On Canvas|
|Man In A Chair||1983-85||Oil On Canvas|
|Large Interior, W.9||1973||Oil on Canvas|
|Red-haired man on a chair||1962 - 1963||Oil on Canvas|
|Blond girl on a bed||1987||Oil on Canvas|
|Large Interior W.11 (after Watteau)||1981 - 1983||Oil on Canvas|
|Reflection (self portrait)||1985||Oil on Canvas|
|Reflection with two children (self portrait)||1965||Oil on Canvas|
|Girl in a dark dress||1951||Oil on Canvas|
|Naked man on a bed||1987||Oil on Canvas|
|Painter and model||1986 - 1987||Oil on Canvas|
|Factory in North London||1972||Oil on Canvas|
|Girl with a kitten||1947||Oil on Canvas|
|Girl with a white dog||c.1951 - c.1952||Oil on Canvas|
|Girl with closed eyes||1986 - 1987||Oil on Canvas|
|The painter's mother III||1972||Oil on Canvas|
|Two plants||1977 - 1980||Oil on Canvas|