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Frank Auerbach (1931-), Painter

Sitter in 17 portraits
Artist of 5 portraits
Berlin-born artist, Auerbach was sent to England by his parents as a refugee from Nazi Germany in 1939. Taking British nationality in 1947, Auerbach trained under David Bomberg at Borough Polytechnic, at Saint Martin's School of Art (1948-52) and the Royal College of Art (1952-5). The artist's style is distinctive; thickly impastoed paintings and heavily worked drawings. The artist works and reworks his paintings over long periods and drawings evolve from repeated revision. His subjects are confined to a handful of close friends and family, or to scenes of the North London area in which he is resident.

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P797(3)

Frank Auerbach

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 10 April 1962
NPG P797(3)

6245

Frank Auerbach

by Peter Saunders
pencil, 1993
NPG 6245

6611

Frank Auerbach

by Frank Auerbach
pencil and graphite, 1994-2001
NPG 6611

x25194

Frank Auerbach

by Daniel Farson
semi-matte bromide print, July 1948
NPG x25194

x13704

Frank Auerbach

by Jorge ('J.S.') Lewinski
bromide print on card mount, 1965
NPG x13704

x128699

Frank Auerbach

by Bob Collins
modern bromide print from original 35mm negative, 1972
NPG x128699

x34122

Frank Auerbach

by Bob Collins
bromide fibre print, 1972
NPG x34122

x135767

Lucian Freud; Frank Auerbach

by Harry Diamond
vintage bromide print, 13 May 1975
NPG x135767

x88841

Frank Auerbach

by Michael Ward
bromide print, 21 January 1983
NPG x88841

x87733

Frank Auerbach

by Nicholas Sinclair
gelatin silver print, 1998
NPG x87733

x137501

Frank Auerbach

by Kevin Davies
C-type colour print, 15 June 2001
NPG x137501

x131778

Frank Auerbach

by Eamonn McCabe
C-type colour print, 2003
NPG x131778

x133139

Frank Auerbach

by Stuart Walker
bromide print, 29 November 2007
NPG x133139

x132893

'The British Council 70 Years at the Venice Biennale'

by Julian Germain
archival inkjet print, 21 October 2009
NPG x132893