Frank Auerbach
E.O.W. Nude 1953–4

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Frank Auerbach born 1931
E.O.W. Nude
Date 1953–4
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 508 x 768 mm
frame: 683 x 945 x 106 mm
Acquisition Purchased 1959
Not on display

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Auerbach studied with Bomberg longer than anyone else. He started at Borough Polytechnic in January 1947 and went to evening classes there until 1953, while officially attending St Martin’s School of Art and the Royal College of Art.

Auerbach said he learnt from Bomberg not technique but ‘a sense of the grand standards of painting.’ He developed a distinctive manner of painting in which thick paint is given an independent reality of its own, as well as being used as a means of representing a physical object.

September 2004

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