10 Facts about Lucian Freud

Post On: March 22, 2017
By: Agustina
In: Arts

If you want to know one of the important painters in figurative art, check Facts about Lucian Freud. He was born on December 8th, 1922 and died on July 20th, 2011. His full name was Lucian Michael Freud. This British man was also known as the draftsman.  The history cited him as one of the leading portraitists in 20th century. Let us find out more information about Freud below:

Facts about Lucian Freud 1: the birthplace and parents

Do you know that Sigmund Freud was the grandfather of Lucian? His father was a Jewish architect. The birthplace of Lucian was located in Berlin.

Lucian Freud's Art

Lucian Freud’s Art

Facts about Lucian Freud 2: relocating to Britain

In 1933, his family relocated to Britain to avoid the rise of NAZI. Lucian was enrolled to Goldsmiths College in London from 1942 until 1943. During the Second World War, he served at the Merchant Navy.

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Facts about Lucian Freud 3: the early career

Surrealism influenced the first painting of Lucian during his early career. He moved toward realism in the beginning of 1950s with the painting depicted the alienated and stark style.

Facts about Lucian Freud 4: the life of Lucian and inspiration

Most of his paintings were about family and friends. Talking about his life, Lucian was a guarded man. He kept his private life from public.

Boy's Head

Boy’s Head

Facts about Lucian Freud 5: the School of London

The School of London was a name a group of figurative artists. Lucian was one of its members. All members had the figurative style and worked in London.

Facts about Lucian Freud 6: the leading figures

The key figures in The School of London include Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon, Robert Colquhoun, Frank Auerbach, Michael Andrews, Reginald Gray and Robert MacBryde.

Lucian Freud

Lucian Freud

Facts about Lucian Freud 7: as a visiting tutor

In 1949 until 1954, Lucian served as a visiting tutor for Slade School of Fine Art in University College London.

Facts about Lucian Freud 8: the later style

At first, his works were mostly associated with Surrealism and German Expressionism. In his later years, he applied muted colors and precise linear style.

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Facts about Lucian Freud 9: portraiture

Lucian began to work on nude painting in 1950s. In 1966, he began to have the full-length nude painting.

Facts about Lucian Freud

Facts about Lucian Freud

Facts about Lucian Freud 10: the death of Freud

On 20th July 2011, Lucian passed away. The private funeral was officiated by Archbishop Rowan Williams. His burial place is located at Highgate Cemetery.

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