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Frank Auerbach

(1931-), Painter

Sitter in 37 portraits
Artist of 5 portraits
Born in Berlin, 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 - NPG P797(3)

Frank Auerbach

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

Frank Auerbach, by Frank Auerbach - NPG 6611

Frank Auerbach

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

Frank Auerbach, by Daniel Farson - NPG x25194

Frank Auerbach

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

Frank Auerbach, by J.S. Lewinski - NPG x13704

Frank Auerbach

by J.S. Lewinski
bromide print on card mount, 1965
NPG x13704

Frank Auerbach, by Bob Collins - NPG x128699

Frank Auerbach

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

Frank Auerbach, by Harry Diamond - NPG x210030

Frank Auerbach

by Harry Diamond
gelatin silver contact sheet, 13 May 1975
NPG x210030

Frank Auerbach, by Harry Diamond - NPG x210037

Frank Auerbach

by Harry Diamond
gelatin silver print, 13 May 1975
NPG x210037

Frank Auerbach, by Harry Diamond - NPG x210038

Frank Auerbach

by Harry Diamond
gelatin silver contact sheet, 13 May 1975
NPG x210038

Frank Auerbach, by Harry Diamond - NPG x210029

Frank Auerbach

by Harry Diamond
gelatin silver print, late 1970s
NPG x210029


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