Lucian Freud


Lucian Freud, 'Girl with a Kitten' 1947
Girl with a Kitten 1947
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Lucian Freud, 'Man with a Thistle (Self-Portrait)' 1946
Lucian Freud
Man with a Thistle (Self-Portrait) 1946
© The Lucian Freud Archive / Bridgeman Images

Lucian Michael Freud OM CH (/ˈən ˈfrɔɪd/; 8 December 1922 – 20 July 2011) was a British painter. Known chiefly for his thickly impastoed portrait and figure paintings, he was widely considered the pre-eminent British artist of his time. His works are noted for their psychological penetration and their often discomforting examination of the relationship between artist and model.

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