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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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Frank Auerbach

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


Frank Auerbach

by Peter Saunders
pencil, 1993
NPG 6245


Frank Auerbach

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


Frank Auerbach

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


Frank Auerbach

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


Frank Auerbach

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


Frank Auerbach

by Bob Collins
bromide fibre print, 1972
NPG x34122


Lucian Freud; Frank Auerbach

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


Frank Auerbach

by Michael Ward
bromide print, 21 January 1983
NPG x88841


Frank Auerbach

by Nicholas Sinclair
gelatin silver print, 1998
NPG x87733


Frank Auerbach

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


Frank Auerbach

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


Frank Auerbach

by Stuart Walker
bromide print, 29 November 2007
NPG x133139


'The British Council 70 Years at the Venice Biennale'

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