Early life and family
Freud, an architect who was the fourth child of Austrian psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud.
Lucian, the second of their three boys, was the elder brother of the broadcaster, writer and politician Clement Freud (thus uncle of Emma and Matthew Freud) and the younger brother of Stephan Gabriel Freud.
Who was Lucian Freud influenced by?
Freud was heavily influenced in his early work by a group of 20th century figurative painters known as the Slade School. William Roberts and Stanley Spencer’s, use of flat cubism, and distortion is evident in his work from pre 1950. His work was compared at this time to German expressionism, something he denied.
Is Esther Freud related to Sigmund?
Freud has a sister, fashion designer Bella Freud, and a half-brother, Noah Woodman. Her uncle was the late politician Sir Clement Freud. She has two cousins in the media industry; public relations executive Matthew and broadcaster Emma.
Why is Lucian Freud important?
Lucian Freud is one of the most well-known and influential painters of the 20th century. His expressionist style of portraiture is instantly recognizable, and over time he became a kind of living legend as he continued to paint and stage groundbreaking exhibitions right up to the end of his long life.
What did Lucian Freud die of?