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Painter of portraits, nudes, still-life and urban scenes. Usual medium: oils. Born in Berlin, grandson of Sigmund Freud, he came to England in 1932 and trained at the Central School of Arts and Crafts and later at Goldsmith’s College; he also studied with Cedric Morris. In 1939 he associated with Stephen Spender and David Kentish in Wales and during the 1940s he established a firm friendship with Francis Bacon. In 1942 he began to work full time as an artist. In 1944 he held his first exhibition at the Lefevre Gallery and thereafter showed at various London galleries, including the London Gallery from 1948-51, Marlborough Fine Art form 1958-68, Anthony d’Offay from 1972, and in numerous group exhibitions. In 1974 and 1988 retrospective exhibitions of his work were shown...

Head of a Girl I - Lucian Freud

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OSBORNE SAMUEL GALLERY is one of London’s leading galleries, long established in the heart of Mayfair. The gallery began as Berkeley Square Gallery and became Osborne Samuel when Peter Osborne and Gordon Samuel joined forces. The gallery specialises in Modern British Painting and Sculpture and has a high reputation for the quality of its exhibitions and publications. Expand...

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