School of London
13 People in artist grouping:
Coined in 1976, by the artist R.B Kitaj in the exhibition catalogue for his Hayward Gallery show The Human Clay, the term School of London was created to describe a group of artists, many present in the show, who were painting in the new figurative style. This group of artists, according to Kitaj, was not yet a movement, but he was deeply interested by the work they were producing, and their rejection of the current trends of minimalism and conceptualism. The core artists in the group, which included Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon and Frank Auerbach were great friends, and although they had very little in common regarding artistic style, would all go on to have great success with international solo shows and prizes. By succeeding as individuals, the School of London continues to be a group of great interest to art historians and critics today, who still discuss the group dynamic and the differences between the artists and their various sources of inspiration.
Sitter in 24 portraits
Sitter in 37 portraits | Artist of 5 portraits
Sitter in 47 portraits
Painter, writer and administrator
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sitter in 62 portraits | Artist of 5 portraits
Sitter in 15 portraits | Artist of 13 portraits
Sitter in 49 portraits | Artist associated with 14 portraits
Sitter in 15 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
Sitter in 6 portraits | Artist of 4 portraits
Painter and draughtsman
Sitter in 8 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
Sitter in 4 portraits | Artist of 7 portraits
Artist of 1 portrait
Sitter in 2 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
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