Tate Liverpool Exhibition

Lucian Freud: Real Lives

Main View © The Lucian Freud Archive / Bridgeman Images 2022

A master of modern portraiture, learn more about the people painted by Freud

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.

Tate Liverpool

Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Liverpool L3 4BB
Plan your visit


24 July 2021 – 16 January 2022

  • Advance booking is recommended ​
  • All visitors, including Members, need to book a ticket
  • This ticket includes access to the collection

Supported by

The Lucian Freud Exhibition Supporters Group

Tate Liverpool Patrons

My work is purely autobiographical. It is about myself and my surroundings... I work from the people that interest me... I use the people to invent my pictures with, and I can work more freely when they are there.

Lucian Freud

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