Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Observingarts: Frank Auerbach at Tate Britain 9. October
Frank Auerbach (b 1931)
Head of William Feaver 2003
Oil paint on board
451 x 406 mm
Collection of Gina and Stuart Peterson
© Frank Auerbach, courtesy Marlborough Fine
Painter Frank Auerbach has made some of the most resonant and inventive paintings of recent times, of people and urban landscapes. He works every day, constantly returning to a narrow range of subjects: landscapes near his studio in North London and a relatively small number of sitters, whom he will paint weekly.
Born in Berlin in 1931, Auerbach came to Britain in 1939, just before his eighth birthday, as a refugee from the Nazis. After attending Bunce Court School in Kent, he moved to London in 1947, where he has lived since.
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