A Royal Academy of Arts Publication
“Auerbach’s work… reminds us that painting may still connect us to the whole body of the world, being more than just a conduit for debate about novelty, cultural signs and stylistic relations.”
Frank Auerbach’s world is London, his home since 1947. The German-born figurative painter (b. 1931) depicts the city and its inhabitants in thick, energetic, brilliantly colored brush strokes. His work, which includes landscapes and portraits that recall the Old Masters, has earned him a place among contemporaries such as Lucian Freud, Leon Kossoff, and R. B. Kitaj.