December 8, 1922- July 20, 2011
Lucian Michael Freud, OM, CH was a German-born British painter. Known chiefly for his thickly impastoed portrait and figure paintings, he was widely considered the pre-eminent British artist of his time. His works are noted for their psychological penetration, and for their often discomforting examination of the relationship between artist and model. Born in Berlin, Freud was the son of an Austrian Jewish father, Ernst L. Freud, an architect,...