Lucian Freud (1922 –2011) was a British painter who is widely celebrated for his portraits. A deeply private man, the people in Freud’s paintings were often those closest to him – his friends, family, fellow artists and lovers.
Freud’s portraits are an intensely personal record of the time spent with those who he knew best. The artist had the masterful ability to capture the mood and inner essence of his sitters. Visitors to this exhibition will see paintings, etchings and photographs featuring the artist’s most recognised sitters including his first wife Kitty Garman, his friend and studio assistant David Dawson and performance artist Leigh Bowery.
Please read our safety guidelines below before you visit.
Tate Liverpool is located on the Royal Albert Dock Liverpool. There is level access to the gallery via the main revolving doors and two side doors.
The exhibition is on the 4th floor of the building.
- Toilets are located in the basement and on the first and second floors
- A Changing Places toilet is located in the ground floor foyer
- Ear defenders can be borrowed from the front desk
For more information before your visit:
Call +44 (0)151 702 7400
Visitor numbers are being carefully managed to ensure that your visit is as safe and comfortable as possible. There are increased cleaning regimes in high use areas and protective screens on desks and counters. We are only accepting card or contactless payments and have installed hand sanitiser dispensers throughout the gallery.
When you visit please:
- Keep your distance from others
- Follow the one-way route
- Act on any guidance our team may give you
- Limit your party to six people or two households only
All visitors are required to wear face coverings in our galleries, apart from those who are exempt. Not all exemptions are visible so please be understanding of others.
Most importantly if you are feeling unwell, help keep everyone safe by staying at home.
For more information take a look through our frequently asked questions.