Dimensions: 353 x 273 mm
A breathtaking visual biography of Lucian Freud, told in his own words and in numerous private photographs and painted portraits. This unprecedented look at the private life of the painter begins with childhood snapshots and ends with photographs made in his studio in the last weeks and days of his life. In between, the life of one of the most important artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries is documented in family photos, images of the painter in his studio with some of his most celebrated sitters, and in portraits by his peers, first among them Francis Bacon.
Includes almost 150 illustrations, from family snapshots (many unpublished) to working photographs to portraits of the painter, chronologically organized by decade
Created in collaboration with the Lucian Freud Archive and with the assistance of numerous family and friends of the artist
Includes a year-by-year chronological survey of the painter’s life, each decade prefaced by a brief description of the historical context in which Freud lived and worked
Freud’s own words contribute uniquely to the self-portrait of the artist