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Lucian Freud

2 of 42 portraits of Lucian Freud

Lucian Freud, by Lucian Freud, 1963 - NPG 5205 - © The Lucian Freud Archive / Bridgeman Art Library

© The Lucian Freud Archive / Bridgeman Art Library

Lucian Freud

by Lucian Freud
oil on canvas, 1963
12 in. x 9 7/8 in. (305 mm x 251 mm)
Purchased, 1978
Primary Collection
NPG 5205


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  • Lucian Freud (1922-2011), Artist. Sitter in 42 portraits, Artist of 4 portraits.

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  • Lucian Freud (1922-2011), Artist. Artist of 4 portraits, Sitter in 42 portraits.

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By the time this portrait was painted, the Surrealist tendencies and meticulous attention to detail of Freud's early work in the 1940s had been superseded by a more expressive use of paint. His powerful portraits and nudes have kept him at the forefront of British figurative art for more than half a century. The portrait is entitled Man's Head (Self-portrait III).

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